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Post  Theresa on 4/18/2010, 10:08 pm

Last year we had good luck growing potatoes using Mel's High Rise Method, so this year we decided to have more squares, we have a 3x6 SFG just for potatoes this year.
I've added the high rise.
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And added more of Mel's mix to the two rows in the middle, as the others grow a little taller I will add more of Mel's mix to them also.

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Post  Ha-v-v on 4/18/2010, 10:14 pm

This is excellent. Thank you for sharing this ! Being new to SFG myself Ive been reading everything I can on how folks work with the "root" veggies. It really helps me to have a visual. Your pics have helped, I will definitely being showing my husband Smile We are going to make a separate root box as well.
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Post  Theresa on 4/19/2010, 9:48 am

Great! glad I could be of help!
The harvest is easy too, I just remove the high rise box, and I just scoot the extra Mel's mix from the high rise off into a bucket, and the potatoes are right there in the loose Mel's mix. You can harvest a high rise row at a time or the whole bed just whatever you want, and it's so easy...no digging!

Good luck Ha-v-v with your SFG and keep us posted as how your doing!
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Post  MasonGarden on 4/19/2010, 10:53 am

Theresa,

I love your garden path! What product did you use?

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Post  Theresa on 4/19/2010, 1:21 pm

Thanks Renee.
My husband made it using a form and ready mix cement.
Here is a link to another post about it stone look walk
He started making it last year, and as we add to our SFGs he adds more walk.
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Post  martha on 4/19/2010, 1:28 pm

Is that perfect-looking cabbage real, or is it fake? potatoes using Mel's High Rise Method Icon_wink
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Post  Wyldflower on 4/19/2010, 1:32 pm

That looks awesome!
... and my daughter has the mold, too... (actually, she has that one, and one that looks like cobblestones). Once I'm sure about my layout, I think I'll be doing something similar!
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Post  Theresa on 4/19/2010, 1:39 pm

Hi Martha,
It's last years garden, but oh yea it's a real cabbage, makes me get excited about this years garden and what great things are to come! potatoes using Mel's High Rise Method Icon_bounce
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Post  DirtHappy on 4/19/2010, 1:39 pm

I love the path! It's going to find its way into my gardens this year also!
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Post  martha on 4/19/2010, 1:41 pm

I still haven't adjusted to the fact that I, too,can grow real vegetables! I did last year, but I see something like your cabbage and am just amazed!
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