HOMEGROWN Life: The Potato Bin Experiment

| 12/15/2011 11:52:12 AM

Tags: compost, potatoes, no-dig, tubers, urban farming, Farm Aid and Homegrown.org,

After a completely miserable potato harvest this year we’ve decided to pull them out of the ground and do them in boxes made out of pallets. That way we can use weedblock under them to eliminate the whole bindweed issue. So today, the boxes went up.

 We cleaned up an area of our yard which was just a pile of old scrap wood. We pulled the weeds and raked it as smooth as we could get it.

 weed block 


We got some 4 wide contractor grade weedblock and laid it down using staples.


1/3/2012 10:15:07 PM

Also if you used three or four heavy strap hinges on the front pallet of one or two of these "bins" they'd make great compost bins. You could swing it open to turn the compost--and remove it when it's ready. Could use a gate hasp or a pair of heavy bungee cords to keep it closed.

1/3/2012 10:05:28 PM

This is clever and could be useful. I'm looking forward to learning how your experiment turns out. Keep us posted.

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