Thursday, June 18, 2009
The Potato In A Bag Experiment
Well I suppose it is about time to give the bad news. My potato's didn't make it. We had set out to try growing potaoto's in nylon dog food bags. Something DH had read somewhere. It was working great, the potato's growing just fine till they just kind of stalled out. Oh we figured it out, what went wrong I mean. If you will look closely at the pictures posted on this site you too might figure out the killer of the potatoes. Unfortunately we figured it out a little bit late. Do you see that black plastic under the bags? Makes it almost impossible for drainage in the bags. We ended up with mud in the bottom of the bags and ants starting on the top of the soil. Live and learn. My neighbor on the other hand used the same method for her potato's and they are kicking butt. Strong and healthy. So I suppose in a way the experiment is still ongoing. My poor little test subjects didn't make it though. Chalk one up to experience.