Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Two Towers ...of potatoes

This year we have decided to grow potatoes in towers. We followed the design that I had pinned on my Pinterest page from Urban Farmer of Seward. We have four different types of potatoes in the two towers. Once again we a following the North American Biodynamic Sowing and Planting Calendar. We created these straw towers with compost on some nice days. Then we have had a couple weeks of snow.

I am so ready for Spring: however, we do need the moisture because we will be on water restrictions and fires are always a danger. These late Spring storms in the Rockies have been wonderful.

We have put these towers in the future home of our kitchen herb garden. The compost and straw will decompose nicely for next year's structured gardens. The process of our grand scheme is taking some time...but the turtle wins the race.