Survival Garden: Our Potato Harvest
Well these are the potatoes I harvested on March 5th, 2011. I have dehydrated some and boiled others. Currently I have planted another 20 grow bags of seed potatoes. I put dried comfrey leaves and “energy pellets” in the holes and also Micorrhizae fungi for disease protection. I planted them with 6 inches of soil below them and 4-6 inches above them. I have only lightly watered them so they wouldn’t rot in a muddy mess.
Reusing the Soil With Seed Potatoes
Over the summer, after this new batch is harvested, I’m thinking of planting a cover crop or”green manure” as it’s also commonly called in the garden world. This will add nutrients to the grow bag soil naturally. Clover, wheat or other cover crops are grown and then tilled or mixed into the soil before they flower and seed. I have used a grain mix outside in my raised beds between planting the next garden.