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Here are my “trash can potatoes!”  I just wanted to follow up and show that the method is apparently working so far.  I am so excited!  Now that the vines have reached the tops of the cans, it’s time to trellis them.  As our Southern Utah heat turns up, my challenge is keeping the soil moist in the cans.  Hopefully, this little endeavor will yield lots of yummy red potatoes in a few months.

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3 Comments to “It Works!”

  1. Wayne Conrad says:

    Your plants look wonderful. That gives me something to look forward to since I’m trying something similar. I’ve just planted my sweet potato slips here in hot, hot Phoenix, in those giant Wal-Mart plastic totes, in six inches of soil (for now). That’s my version of “trash can potatoes.” I wonder if it’s a little late in the season, but with the use of shade cloth and some luck maybe I’ll get away with it. So far, they look a little sad and wilted. If they don’t make it, I’ll cut up potatoes and plant those instead of trying to start from slips. Thanks for the update and the picture.

  2. sweet thanks for the comment and link! Yes, I love free printable stuff. I will add it to the post. I love your site BTW, very nicely done. Loving this garbage can tomatoes post. Please keep us updated on how they taste and take lots of pics. 🙂
    Thanks!
    Linda

  3. Terrie says:

    my garbage can tomatoes are coming along great too. Thanks for all the help! This is a fun project.

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