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Old April 5, 2014   #36
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I currently have 3, 20 gallon containers that i am experimenting with using the "hill" method of adding dirt. I started off with 4 inches of dirt on the bottom. Then i added 6 seed potatoes in each container followed by 2 more inches of dirt on top. When the plants grew 6 inches above the soil i buried 1/3 of the plant. Then again and again and again until i reached the top of the container. The plants are nice and bushy and are barely begining to flower. When the flowers die i am told it is time to dump out the bountiful harvest. So i will sacrificially saw into one of my containers to see if the entire container is full of potatoes. The three varieties i planted are french fingerling, russian banana fingerling, and austrian crescent fingerling. Stay tuned with actual results.
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