|The stinking muck that was in the pot has now been dumped out next to|
the compost pile, far from where we work and play!
I had an unused 15" pot sitting out by the bins of potting mix, soil, compost and mulch we keep beside the barn. There had been something in the pot last year, something ornamental though I can't remember now what it was, but the pot was filled with a mix of
|Then the pot got a good scrubbing to cut back on the number of slimy bad|
things that were in there.
I then nestled one of the sprouting potatoes in a few inches of good potting mix down in the bottom of the pot and covered it with a few more inches. If the thing starts to grow the plan is to keep adding mix every time the shoots stick their heads up until the pot is full.
The rest of the potatoes went out onto the compost pile.
|The potato has been covered with a few more inches of potting mix and |
watered in. As the sprouts grow, assuming they do, more mix will be added
until the pot is full. The more stem that is buried the more potential harvest.