Before you plant your potatoes this year. We have all seen the hype about potato towers, but do they work?
Well a potato breeder in the USA decided to check for themselves. Their results:-
not the way they are supposed to work reasons:-
This would match what I found last summer and I thought it was only me.
IF it is space saving your after then the suggestion is to put in extra layers of seed potatoes as you go up. That is plant with alternating layers of potatoes, dirt, potatoes, straw, potatoes and dirt.
Mean while the experiment continues and I shall notify you of the results.
You have already decided to take an interest in permaculture, probably thinking it is all about gardening, but it is unlikely that you will be able to be entirely self-sufficient, so how do you shop for other products in a sustainable way?
I can give you some tips and advice on this very subject. A document is available for you to download via the link.
It will provide some answers about changing your shopping habits, having an ethical stance on purchasing goods and how to reduce wastage.
In the document, I have written about: