Lacey here! Although a long standing member of the Garden Shed Community I am usually not associated with growing, watering and weeding veggies. Generally it is my job to blow things up, burn things down and kill annoying people.
It keeps me busy, the supply of annoying people being nearly infinite.
But now and then I try to get my thumb a bit greener and so it was with my potatoes in a bucket experiment. You may recall that earlier in the year I placed a half a red potato in three different buckets of garden soil and compost mix, at about the halfway point of the buckets depth.
Then I simply watered the plants that popped up and let nature take over.
Now it is labor day weekend. Let us see what time has wrought.
A BIT BEDRAGGLED
Well alrighty then! The plant is beginning to shut down and appears rather tired, limp and weary, much like Bill Clinton post intern.
Let's just dump it out on the ground, shall we?
|BY THE PRICKING OF MY THUMBS, SOMETHING SPUD-LIKE THIS WAY COMES|
Schweet! Not entirely in vain I see. In fact...
"Hey Jack! Put your hand next to the spud for comparisons sake, there's a lad."
|I'VE SEEN WORSE|
Respectable 'taters, but not too many as this shot shows. Still, that's ample portions of mashed or boiled potatoes for two people. Plus, it is clean, easy and fun to grow this way, and kids will enjoy the process immensely while catching the gardening bug in the process.
Thank you for visiting uncle Mac's Garden Shed!