This year's new gardening project is to grow potatoes in old tires. While I'm very comfortably growing taters and have for years I've never done them in tires.
First I made a facebook post asking for 3-4 tires.....I now have 15. LOL
Second I put 3 tires on the ground and added some gravel in the bottom for drainage. Taters don't like being really wet and will rot!
Then Pepper and I sat down and cut up many taters to plant. I also planted 3 rows in the garden so we cut a lot of taters....and had to have a conversation about how she is NOT allowed to eat the seed taters!
Everyone has different opinions on how to cut the seed taters. Most say to cut with 2 eyes, my dad cuts each eye out and they aren't very bit pieces and he has TONS of taters each year....he also has perfect tater soil. I cut larger pieces to hopefully ensure sprouting.
Then I mixed topsoil, peat moss, and compost and filled in each tire. I planted 4 seeds in the larger tires and 3 in the smaller tire.
I lightly watered since some of the soil was already damp. Once the rains pass through today and tomorrow I'll start treating the small tire with Terra-Fresh. I'll be using the 1 drop/1 gallon ration and treating once a week.
As the tater plants grow about 8" tall I'll add another tire and more dirt to encourage more rooting and go 3-4 tires high.
Since it was such a nice day I went ahead and planted my spring onions! I can't wait to eat these....they are SOOOO good. I'm going to have to find another place to plant the rest of them. I have 1.5 rows of onions and will be extending the one row so I can treat it with Terra-Fresh and have an equal control group.
I got my 6 azaleas planted out front. I was SO happy to find that under the first 1-2" of really hard dirt was super sandy soil. These azaleas will LOVE living there.
I know I already told y'all that I got a new iPhone but anyone notice the picture quality difference since getting my new phone? I'm excited.