The Survival Podcast Forum

Farm, Garden and The Land => Gardening and Agriculture => Topic started by: chris on November 04, 2008, 08:13:51 AM

Title: No dig bamboo potato towers
Post by: chris on November 04, 2008, 08:13:51 AM
Not unlike using tires to grow potatos. Seems like a great idea. Especially if you've included bamboo as a resource crop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xbUI6Y18pY&NR=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xbUI6Y18pY&NR=1)
Title: Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
Post by: ColdHaven on November 04, 2008, 08:52:36 AM
That is a wonderful idea! I think I will do that when I start growing potatoes. I wonder if it would work for peanuts and onions too.
Title: Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
Post by: chris on November 04, 2008, 07:25:31 PM
Do peanuts grow as deep/wide as potatos?
Title: Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
Post by: archer on November 04, 2008, 10:34:31 PM
That's a good idea! I've always wondered if the tires would leach out any chemicals...
Title: Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
Post by: ColdHaven on November 05, 2008, 05:48:14 AM
Do peanuts grow as deep/wide as potatos?

I am not sure how deep they grow, but I know they can grow over a large distance, and growing them like this would be easier to harvest them I would think. If I remember correctly, peanuts are like vines underground.
Title: Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
Post by: millerized1 on November 05, 2008, 07:58:00 AM
Do peanuts grow as deep/wide as potatos?

I am not sure how deep they grow, but I know they can grow over a large distance, and growing them like this would be easier to harvest them I would think. If I remember correctly, peanuts are like vines underground.
Hmmm......I wonder (heads to google to check on peanut growing information.....)
I love me some peanuts.  There's a store in Greencastle, PA that fresh roasts them daily......you haven't had a peanut until you've had them still hot from the roaster. They also do coffee just about daily.

Mmmmmmmm....peanuts....coffee......mmmmmmm
Title: Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
Post by: chris on November 05, 2008, 01:08:48 PM
Peanuts are also great for making fuel.
Title: Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
Post by: haldo on November 06, 2008, 07:53:30 PM
Shows nonger available, that sucks
Title: Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
Post by: chris on November 14, 2008, 09:37:00 PM
I just clicked the link and it worked.
Title: Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
Post by: TimSuggs on December 01, 2008, 07:29:04 PM
Great post Chris!  +1 to ya!

Tim Suggs
Birmingham, AL. USA!