Growing potatoes in lawn clippings....
by Jane To'omata
(Wellington, New Zealand)
Over the three years we have been living in our home, the corner of our backyard was assigned to the lawn clippings. I have a taro (elephant ears) patch right next to it and vegetable scraps are emptied in my patch daily.
Last year I threw some sprouting potatoes on top of the lawn clippings thinking they would break down and become compost.
I was really annoyed when I saw from my lawn clippings, sprouts from the potatoes I had thrown on it and would just kill them by pulling them out - had no intensions of growing potatoes you see.
This year, its happening again and I thought this time, I'll just let them grow. The leaves are a lush green and on digging in to have a peep at the baby potatoes, they'll be ready for Christmas!
There is so many in there I wont need to buy any for the next two seasons. I had no idea you could grow great potatoes in lawn clipping!
Organic Gardening News
by Andy scott
I had a good experience growing potatoes since it was my first time growing a potato crop. The joy of planting potato is much more than the final crop!
Proper structure is necessary, like porous sheet with holes for branches to shoot out, soil manure, water and nutrients.
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