Friday, May 22, 2009


The two pounds of organic Yellow Finn seed potatoes showed up yesterday, and since I had the beginnings of their tower (really a repurposed stacking compost bin) all ready, out they went. Even late is better than never, I assume.

As the plants grow, I'll add more soil and more bin parts -- there's enough to go pretty high.

It's going to be fun to see how many pounds we end up with when they're all done.


Esperanza said...

Very clever use of the compost bin.

Ktrion said...

Very inspiring! I suspect my partner is going to have me out scrounging compost bins again!

Stefaneener said...

We have a few of these bins, given to us by other people. When a third showed up, it freed one up. I'm hoping to someday grow sweet potatoes this way too, as the black sides should increase heat retention.

It's good to have an inspiring partner, Ktrion!! Thanks for stopping by.

Jackie said...

Great idea! I have 2 sets of the same compost bin...maybe I'll try this next year. I hope you let us know how it goes! - Jackie

Kristin said...

Three cheers for your super-duber-oober-potatoes. For a moment I thought I was speaking Ubbi Dubbi, like the kids on ZOOM.