Growing Potatos In Feed Bags

Potato Plant in Feed Bag

 

Back in the spring I decided to try growing potatoes in clean, empty feed bags.  The kind that are made of that plastic/nylon material.  I was so pleased with the results so I thought I’d share how I did it with you.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  You will need empty, clean feed bags, however many you wish.

2.  Roll the sides down about 3/4 of the way.

3.  Poke several holes in the bottom and on the sides around the bottom for drainage.

4.  Fill with about 4 inches of potting mix.

5.  Place seed potatoes on top of the potting mix, eyes up. I put in about 6 pieces.

6.  Cover seed potatoes with another 4 inches of potting mix.

7.  Keep moist but not wet.

8.  After the plants have started to grow and there is 2 layers of greens, cover entirely with more potting mix.  You will also have to roll the sides up a bit.  By covering the plants up with soil, this will yield more potatoes.  If you skip this step, you won’t have as big a harvest.

9.  Once you have completely filled the bags, keep soil moist and once the plants start to die off, it’s time to harvest.  Simply turn the bag upside down and you’ll see lots of fresh potatoes! No digging required!

Potato Harvest

So now you have potatoes, now what?  Do not wash, put in a cardboard box and place in a cool, dark area like a basement for a few weeks to cure.  Then rub off any loose dirt and eat or, depending on the variety, store.  Easy Peasy!

 

 

Potato

 

 

Puppies

The puppies are now 2 weeks old!  The last 2 weeks have really flown by and I can’t believe how big they are already! They all have their eyes open and are beginning to try out their legs.  I would imagine that by this time next week, they’ll be walking around on all 4’s.

We have color coordinated them by sex and now we can easily tell who’s who.

Here they all are, all 8 sporting their new collars.

Red-Boy

Red-Boy

Teal-Girl

Teal-Girl

Purple-Girl

Purple-Girl

 

Pink-Girl

Pink-Girl

Green-Boy

Green-Boy

Blue-Boy

Blue-Boy

Black-Boy

Black-Boy

White-Girl

White-Girl

 

 

 

 

 

Puppy Update

The puppies are getting so big already! Yesterday they had their first trip to the vet to have their dewclaws removed, it was a heart breaking experience for me but they did great!  He also called them “chunkers” and gave them a healthy bill of health.

There are still a few looking for their forever homes, so if you’re interested please contact us asap.  Email us roseshadowranch@yahoo.com to get the process started!

Stay tuned for more updates and pictures!

Cherokee’s Puppies are here!

In the wee hours of Friday morning on July 12, 2013, Cherokee gave birth to 8 healthy puppies! 4 girls and 4 boys and all are doing wonderful!

We are currently taking reservations for a few puppies that are still available to make their forever homes with you.  Email us at roseshadowranch@yahoo.com if you’re interested to get the process started.

Puppies are hungry.

Puppies are hungry.

Puppy love

Puppy love

2 day old Puppy close up

2 day old Puppy close up