Refining microclimates in your backyard. Adapting space to root vegetables needs.

potatoes in the shade is a good experiment. Potatoes require a cooler environment than most Colorado Gardens could provide. When the max temperature is 80 degrees, it’s hard to imagine any of it growing in a place without trees. But side yards could be the answer for tiny yards. Mine are not in full shade,… Continue reading Refining microclimates in your backyard. Adapting space to root vegetables needs.

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Potatoes in a sack. Adding soil after two weeks.

Potatoes in a sack. Planted June 1 or about.

I will start okay. The potatoes are growing like little weeds in their sacks. The one on the right has composted soil and on the left Miracle-Gro. The instructions say to fill the sack as the stems start to grow. I wasn’t sure if you should remove the leaves before adding soil. So I just… Continue reading Potatoes in a sack. Adding soil after two weeks.