By Bev Sandlin, Executive Editor
Well, several different people have encouraged me to try potatoes in a bucket. I researched Gardening By The Square Foot website and found some information, but it really wasn’t detailed enough from my perspective. So I’m going to show you what I’m doing and maybe you can help! :)
Square buckets were recommended. I bought these off of Craigslist for $1 each. They originally held strawberry syrup. Then I drilled a hole on each side and one in the middle of the bottom.
SFG said to put an inch of pure compost in the bottom and set the potatoes in each corner. Did that and covered with the equivalent of “Mel’s Mix”.
I set the buckets along a fence line, so that I can tie the foliage against the fence as it grows.
So, this is my latest grand experiment! Wish me luck!