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Offline chris

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No dig bamboo potato towers
« 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.

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Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2008, 07:25:31 PM »
Do peanuts grow as deep/wide as potatos?

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Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
« Reply #3 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...

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Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
« Reply #5 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

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Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008, 01:08:48 PM »
Peanuts are also great for making fuel.

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Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2008, 07:53:30 PM »
Shows nonger available, that sucks

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Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 09:37:00 PM »
I just clicked the link and it worked.

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Re: No dig bamboo potato towers
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2008, 07:29:04 PM »
Great post Chris!  +1 to ya!

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