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    A crop you need to learn how to grow.

    Potatoes.Why?They will grow with little help or maintenance.The Irish feed 10-12 people for a year per half acre of potatoes for well over two centuries.

    Learn about a few varieties.There are some that will do well in moisture and others during drought.When planting try a few varieties.From Sailor,and important."Choose a high or well drained area to plant them. In IN clay they will rot in the ground."Very true.

    Learn how to store them.A quick root cellar.5 gallon bucket.Kitty liter 2 inches deep.Piece of wire mesh or chicken wire over the litter.Clean(do not damage the skin or over clean),let air dry,place in the bucket.Seal and bury to keep cool and out of the light.Check them every other month,and remove any that are bad and replace kitty litter as needed.The summer crop will last until the next season stored this way.Keep them below the frost line when you bury them.You can not bury them to deep though you want to be above the water line if at all possible.
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    Thanks for the tip.

    I think I can grow potatoes.. everything I try to plant/grow dies

    My wife and I can kill fake plants
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    Choose a high or well drained area to plant them. In IN clay they will rot in the ground.

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    Good advice. I'll have to check out how much clay I have at my new house. Hopefully not too much
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    But I just got the garden planted... and it's full

    A bit late in the year too, they like the cooler temps, might have to plant a fall crop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Choose a high or well drained area to plant them. In IN clay they will rot in the ground.
    can these be grown in pots or buckets ?
    Quote Originally Posted by ATM
    The herd is stupid and spooks easily

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    Quote Originally Posted by daddymikey1975 View Post
    can these be grown in pots or buckets ?
    Even easier, they can be grown in round mesh wire containers with loose fill and, popularly, even in garbage bags.

    In bags:

    How to Grow Potatoes in a Trash Bag - Vegetable Gardener

    In buckets:

    Growing potatoes in buckets ModernSurvivalOnline.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by daddymikey1975 View Post
    can these be grown in pots or buckets ?
    Yes.Here is a good example.
    How to Grow potatoes in a 5 gallon bucket Gardening

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    Plinker

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    Potatoes are awesome....

    You can grow them through a variety of methods and its like Christmas when you harvest them, you never how many are going to come up!

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