Thursday, August 28, 2008

Spuds in a tyre

This is my attempt at growing spuds in a Tyre. I have tried this before but was unhappy with the results due to the side walls of the tyres stopping even watering of the compost and soil I us inside the tyres. This time I have cut out the side walls with a Stanley knife and so far I'm a lot more satisfied with the results, but time will tell.
I planted 3 Kipfler tubers and have another set of tyres ready for 3 more.
The two tyres you see in the background will be stacked on top of each other as the potatoes grow and filled with more compost. I'm not sure if I'll need a fourth but i will decide when the time arrives. I'll post progress photo's as they grow.


Anonymous said...

I plant mine in a cage lol
4 garden stakes, wrap wire arouond it, lay a heap of straw down, throw spuds in, cover with an inch of dirt, loads of compost or manure etc, more straw, they gre amazingly in this and the best thing is no digging, just pull up the cahe and ruffle through the straw....nice clean potatoes, tons of them:)


Anonymous said...

OMG I typed like I'd been sipping on the sauce bottle ...and I haven't LOL!
Ignore all those typos, I think the message is legible...just!

Stewart said...

It made perfect seance to me until you pointed it out now I can't read it at all. just kidding.
I've seen wire/caged spuds but I have more tyres than wire so you go with what you got.