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How to Grow Potatoes: Planting and Harvesting Organic Food From Your Patio, Rooftop, Balcony, or Backyard Garden

Pinned on October 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm by Cathy Pounders

How to Grow Potatoes: Planting and Harvesting Organic Food From Your Patio, Rooftop, Balcony, or Backyard Garden

Amazon Exclusive: Top Pick for 2012
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.

Topics Include:
* 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!


HomeMaid says:

Digging for Gold Very good introduction to potato growing. He explains how to plant potatoes and where to grow them for best results. The book also covers site preparation, proper care (they need very little) and harvesting. I downloaded it not knowing much about spud growing, except that it was pretty easy. And I came away knowing a lot. This was a good read, not tedious like some other books I’ve read.Positives: The material on container growing blew my mind. I never knew you can grow more potatoes in a container than in the ground. I am going to look at one of those pots he mentions, which he says are the best. Also, the pictures were full color on my PC reader. Just a few of them in here, don’t want the download to take forever, but they compliment the reading and give it some spice.Negatives: No potato recipes are included. This is really not a cooking book at all, more of a growing guide. Also, not sure whether to believe that last chapter, is he joking? Guess I’ll have to try it and see!Overall, I’d say growing potatoes in the home garden makes a lot of financial sense at a time like this. I could have grown potatoes before reading this, but it showed me how to grow more. Got my money’s worth and you will too.

Punkn says:

very informative A lot of information in a few pages. I especially liked the links to relevant webpages. We are going to try the simple design of growing potatoes in a homemade bin. Thanks so much to the author for the great advice and thorough review of the subject.

D. Wylie says:

Great Read! I loved this book! The instructions are clear, EASY, and to the point–no “fluff” or “filler”–in other words, “no bull, just the beef”!It left me feeling inspired and Hungry! I am a horrible gardener, love growing things but hate the fuss. I also love practical plants–ie: ones you can eat! Thank you, R.J. Ruppenthal!

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