Sweet potatoes in a box.

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by KenK, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. KenK

    KenK Songster

    Jan 23, 2011
    I got these "Earthboxes" mostly to grow lettuce on the deck. A couple years ago started planting sweet potatoes in them after the lettuce gave up in the summer. They do fairly well and are very attractive on the deck I think. The potatoes get kind of misshapen because they don't have much room to spread.

    We had a couple near frosts last week and the vines have about given up so I dug them out this morning.


  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    So cool! Thanks for sharing! My husband and I tried to grow potatoes in our garden last year, and it was a bust. I never even thought about sweet potatoes, and I just LOVE a baked sweet potato. The family is devided though....One of my sons and I just love them, and the other son and my husband does not. LOL
  3. clairabean

    clairabean Songster

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    They loo like little fetuses. Creepy cool. [​IMG]
  4. jheyaR

    jheyaR Hatching

    Oct 25, 2011
    Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing it with us. Potatoes are really great and it has been a part of Americans' meals but potato is now in topics of political debates and just recently, the U.S. Senate decided that potatoes will stay in schools, for now. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been striving to make school lunches healthier. As a part of this effort, the United States Department of Agriculture made an effort to severely reduce potatoes in school lunches, a move that has been obstructed by the U.S. Senate. The amendment specifically prohibits the USDA from setting “any maximum limits on the serving of vegetables in school meal programs.” This move angered nutritional reformers looking to change school nutrition but was a boon for lobbyists for Maine, Idaho and other major potato-producing states.

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