Growing Potatoes in a Vacant Lot

The story of how one Nebraska family without land obtained the use of a vacant lot and fed itself by growing potatoes.

growing potatoes vacant lot - measuring
The potatoes we planted March 15 stand 30 inches tall at flowering time, with spreading foliage that provides a moisture-preserving shade during dry spells. Rows in this photo are 30 inches apart and plants are spaced 18 inches between in the rows. Harvesting begins in early June.
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