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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Jul 17, 2016 3:31 PM CST
I am going to try next year. This will solve the space problem

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plantcollector
Jul 17, 2016 3:47 PM CST
That looks like a good idea but would there be that many potatoes with that little top growth.
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Horntoad
Jul 17, 2016 3:55 PM CST
plantcollector said:That looks like a good idea but would there be that many potatoes with that little top growth.


And all set perfectly against the edge. I certainly could be wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised if they pressed a bunch potatoes into the soil for the photo.
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plantcollector
Jul 17, 2016 4:12 PM CST
If they take that much effort to doctor a photo makes me wonder how well it works. But it does look like a good idea.
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froggardener
Jul 17, 2016 4:22 PM CST
Dang guys, dashing my hopes Smiling
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froggardener
Jul 17, 2016 4:39 PM CST
I will still try it, it'll be fun if nothing else, nodding
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Name: Greene
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greene
Jul 17, 2016 4:40 PM CST
Looks interesting and at least worth a try. Thanks for sharing.

The photo is from here:
http://www.craftsheaven.com/like-potatoes-heres-a-great-idea...
Photo credit: David John Gnanam
(The same photo appears on other sites as well so I don't know which site had it first.)

And I checked out the Facebook for Mr David John Gnanam and he's very talented with plants. Thumbs up

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woofie
Jul 17, 2016 4:44 PM CST
Well, I have definitely heard good reviews regarding growing potatoes in a barrel, but the ones I've seen were larger than that. Gardener's Supply, which is a reputable company, offers a bag for potato growing, along with some instructions: http://www.gardeners.com/how-to/potato-grow-bag-instructions...
Never tried it, not endorsing it, but the information might be useful. Smiling
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Horntoad
Jul 17, 2016 4:48 PM CST
I'm not saying it doesn't work or that you shouldn't try it. Just pointing out what appears to be umm.... "creative" advertising.
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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Jul 17, 2016 4:55 PM CST
Thanks Greene and Woofie !

So just to be clear, if a photo shows up on my pinterest page, I still have to give credit?
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plantcollector
Jul 17, 2016 5:00 PM CST
I wonder if you could make one by getting a size smaller pot and cut out the sides
Name: Greene
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greene
Jul 17, 2016 5:00 PM CST
If you took the photo with your camera, no.
If you found it anywhere on the internet you should/must give proper credit to the original photographer and should first check to see if it is a copyrighted image. Just because someone else stuck it onto Pinterest does not mean that they followed the rules.

I had another look at the Crafts Heaven site and they are giving proper credit to each photographer. They have lots of interesting ideas and I'm gonna mark their site and check out more of what they are showing. Thanks for bringing the site to my attention. Thumbs up
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Name: Greene
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greene
Jul 17, 2016 5:05 PM CST
Horntoad said:I'm not saying it doesn't work or that you shouldn't try it. Just pointing out what appears to be umm.... "creative" advertising.


The photo sure looks "perfect" but the site (Crafts Heaven) does not appear to be selling anything. It is just a site to share creative ideas, paper crafts, gardening, etc. mostly aimed at parents and teachers of Sunday school children. I think they are in South Africa.

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Thomas75
Jul 17, 2016 6:15 PM CST
froggardener said:I am going to try next year. This will solve the space problem

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That is super cool Thumbs up
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Name: Greene
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greene
Jul 17, 2016 6:28 PM CST
I figure that I have enough plastic pots to create this for no money.
Here is a company in Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania that is selling a similar product for growing potatoes.
http://www.kinsmangarden.com/category/Potato-Pots
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jul 17, 2016 6:42 PM CST
I have never used that one, but have used potato growing bags that worked quite well. Better then barrels because you can pull up the bag as they grow so they always get sunshine. They have velcro doors to take out the potatoes toward the bottom of the bag.
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froggardener
Jul 17, 2016 6:48 PM CST
Yeah, I have plenty of pots too
Looking forward to trying, unless I forget. Thumbs down Yes, my memory is that bad Sighing!
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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Jul 17, 2016 6:49 PM CST
Bob, that sounds cool
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Leftwood
Jul 17, 2016 7:23 PM CST
Expect your potato plants to grow full size. Unless there is a super dwarf potato variety that I've never heard of, you will never get potatoes when the above ground part is that small.
Name: Robyn
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robynanne
Jul 18, 2016 2:45 PM CST
Here are my potato plants from bags.

These have been growing since about June 10th. The bags have been filled since June 22nd so they've just been growing since then. I've dug around for a few new potatoes but haven't found anything. I haven't tried to look very deep though.
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These have been growing since June 20th. Three of them were filled to full height by July 7th, the last one was filled finally about July 15th. I haven't looked for potatoes from those little doors in the sides of the bags.
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In case you wanted a reference for how big they get. :)

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