Speaking of Honey Do’s

June 26, 2009 at 2:53 pm 5 comments

It is time to add on to my potato bed and I realized that the lincoln log system wasn’t going to work because the material I had laying around is old cedar fence posts.  When you try to notch the end it splits and falls apart.

Soooo….potato bed

Here is my new and improved potato bed system!  This would work well for any raised bed but with my potatoes I will continue to add rails until they are ripe for harvest and then take them down collecting loads of potatoes (I hope) along the way! 😉

Don’t you love the weeds?  Actually I have a volunteer sunflower (top, far left) and tons of marigolds (to help deter the deer) about to bud.

We found 4 long pieces of 2″ x 2″ cedar (one is pine so it will rot in a couple years and have to be replaced) and a bunch of old cedar fence boards.  Any 1″ wide (or less) material will work best but if you don’t use cedar you will need to paint or seal it and replace in a year or two.  Cedar should last longer and withstand the moisture.  I’ve used Hardy board (cement fiber siding) but it is hard to cut and work with.  Our fence boards are about 6″ wide.corner

Place the 2×2 corner inside of the slats and insert two screws through both boards on each side.  You may prefer to predrill the holes. 

I have burried most of the plant with a mixture of straw and dirt and will put up a new rail so that I can add even more dirt.  Each time the plants get about 6in more dirt and when necessary, more rails.

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HARVEST!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kathryn  |  June 26, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    My husband found this: http://www.instructables.com/id/Tater-Totes-Potato-grow-bags/?ALLSTEPS

    I find it very interesting. May try that next year. We’re not so organized this year (& i have no energy). Another year of potted garden for us.

    Reply
    • 2. glutenfree4goofs  |  June 26, 2009 at 10:41 pm

      Hey that is cool, same idea but for the sewing savy! 🙂 I like it.

      Reply
  • 3. Tellie  |  June 28, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    I’ve been meaning to grow a garden , yours is looking good 🙂 Best of luck with the potato growing!

    Reply
  • 4. purplemoose  |  June 28, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Wow, that’s a great idea!

    Reply
  • 5. Harvesting Potatoes « Blog Schmog  |  September 7, 2010 at 6:26 am

    […] Want to see how we built the box? View this post from last year. […]

    Reply

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