How to Grow Potatoes Planting and Harvesting Organic Food From Your Patio Rooftop Balcony or Backyard Garden
How to Grow Potatoes: Planting and Harvesting Organic Food From Your Patio, Rooftop, Balcony, or Backyard Garden
Language: English | EPUB | ISBN-10: 1479107883 | 2012 | 30 pages | 0.5 MB
Perfect beginners guide to growing potatoes. This short booklet explains how to plant and grow organic potatoes for food in the home garden. Recommended for backyard gardeners and container gardeners with small city-sized yards, patios, balconies, decks, and rooftops. Written by the author of the best-selling Fresh Food From Small Spaces gardening book, a former columnist for Urban Farm magazine.
* Why Grow Potatoes? Six Great Reasons
* Different Kinds of Potatoes (and Where to Get Them)
* Growing in Containers, Raised Beds, and Traditional Rows
* Planting and Hilling Potatoes
* Soil, Fertilizer, and Watering Needs
* How to Harvest Potatoes
* Storing Potatoes for Later Use
* Bonus: Two Secret Tips for Getting More (and More Delicious) Potatoes
Potatoes are one of the simplest food crops to grow at home. In this booklet, you will learn how to plant and grow potatoes in any sized garden. Even if you have no garden at all, and merely a doorstep, patio, rooftop, balcony, or deck, you can grow potatoes in very small spaces. Learn which type of containers potatoes thrive in, producing bigger harvests than you'll ever get from a bed in the ground. Learn how to select and plant potatoes that mature earlier than others, giving you a quick food harvest even in a short season climate with cold winters.
Be More Self-Sufficient
No other food crop allows you to do so much with so little as the potato. In fact, this is the most productive food staple you can produce at home. Just imagine how much space it would take to grow enough wheat, rye, oats, barley, rice, or other food staple to feed a family. Yet you can grow enough potatoes on your doorstep to feed a person for days.
Grow Your Own Food and Save Money
Save some money this year and grow some delicious homegrown food, starting with potatoes and other organic vegetables. Learn which type of containers to grow spuds in for AMAZING yields. Learn how to plant and grow organic potatoes in garden rows, raised beds, and anything that holds soil or mulch (even garbage cans). Get this terrific guide today and start growing your own spuds!