Monthly Experiment (April 2015) – Growing Bucket Loads of Potatoes

Each season we focus on 1 or 2 new edible plants to grow. Last season tomatillos got our vote. We sure did get our fill of tomatillo salsa, chimichurri, and other tomatillo creations. In fact our neighbors did too!

What new plant would we grow this year? First a wee bit of DIY Backyard Farm history.

For years I have wondered if I could grow the bucket loads of potatoes that so many online videos and blogs talked about. I almost tried last year, but decided to wait a bit longer so the kids could be old enough to help with this experiment. Kids love to experiment with stuff!

So, back in February we finalized our garden planning worksheets and made it official. 2015 will be the season of the potato (in buckets). I hope the results are as promising as they sound. The set-up sure was as easy as I had heard. Check it our for yourselves in the video below.

Of course, I plan to report our results on this blog. However, we really have no idea if this experiment will be a success. That is part of the fun! Never expect too much. Just enjoy the gardening journey!


Week 3 of “Buckets of Potatoes” Experiment

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