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 Name: Emily Woods

Age: 28

 Gender: Female

Resides: Portland, Oregon

Occupation: Graphic Designer

Hobbies: · Urban gardening and home gardening ·

Organic food and healthy lifestyle ·

Arts and crafts ·

 Cycling and yoga ·

Exploring nature preserves

Growing experience: · 7 years of experience growing balcony and rooftop gardens ·

Specializes in herbs, vegetables, and flowers ·

Strong interest in ecological gardening and zero-waste agriculture


Introduction :Many people want to go back to their own raised garden beds to low-cost planting, but flower seedlings are often expensive and difficult to take care of, and a lot of climbing squash plants often need to be reinstalled climbing shelves, want to say that there will be a lot of aesthetic needs, so many people will begin to grow vegetables type of plant, this type of plant does not have any particularly large aesthetic requirements, but also to bring people food.


Hi! I’m Emily, I’m very happy to be here at Green giant to share my planting experience. When I purchased my metal garden beds, I was concerned about the fact that they are 100% recyclable, which reduces the burden of environmental protection on the earth. Today, I would like to share with you my experience in growing potatoes, which is the easiest underground plant to find and grow. I hope this article can help you to create a “Potato World” at the lowest cost!


Choosing the right variety: First of all, know your planting area and climate conditions, and choose a potato variety that is suitable for the local environment. Some varieties are good for early sowing, others are better for late sowing, and some are more resistant to pests and diseases.


Prepare the soil: Potatoes like deep, loose, well-drained soil. Before planting, organic matter such as well-rotted compost or leaf litter can be added to improve the soil structure, water retention and fertility. Also, make sure there are no large rocks or debris in the soil that could interfere with potato growth.


Cutting and sprouting: For larger seed potatoes, they can be cut into pieces with at least one sprout, each piece should be of moderate size so that they can grow evenly. After cutting, they can be placed in a warm, well-ventilated place for sprouting, and then planted when the sprout eye develops a small bud.


Controlling planting depth: When planting, bury potato cubes or whole seed potatoes (if smaller) in the soil to a depth of about 5-8 cm. Too deep or too shallow is detrimental to potato growth. Too deep may lead to slow growth of potatoes, while too shallow is susceptible to frost and pests.


Reasonable dense planting: According to potato varieties and soil conditions, planting density is reasonably arranged. Generally speaking, both row spacing and plant spacing should be kept within a certain range to ensure that potato plants can get enough sunlight and air circulation, as well as to facilitate soil management and harvesting.


Irrigation and Fertilization: Potatoes need adequate water and nutrients during growth. In the dry season, irrigation should be timely to keep the soil moist; in the growth period, fertilizers such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and other fertilizers can be applied moderately to meet the growth needs of potatoes. However, care should be taken to avoid excessive fertilization and irrigation, so as not to cause soil crusting and the breeding of pests and diseases.


Pest and disease control: Regularly check the growth of potato plants to detect and deal with pest and disease problems in time. A combination of biological control, physical control and chemical control can be used. At the same time, maintaining field hygiene and removing disease residues and weeds in a timely manner are also important measures to prevent pests and diseases.


Timely harvesting: When the leaves of potato plants begin to turn yellow and gradually wither, it means that the potatoes are ripe for harvesting. At this time you can carefully dig out the potato tubers to avoid damaging the skin and affecting the quality. After harvesting, they should be dried or stored in a timely manner to prevent rotting and spoilage.


These are some of the experiences and tips I’ve shared about growing potatoes, and I hope they will be helpful to you. Gardening is an art that requires patience and care, I hope you can enjoy the fun of planting while also harvesting full of fruit.


Gardening blogger

Meet Even, a distinguished collaborator at Green Giant. With over a decade of hands-on experience in the niche of raised garden bed cultivation, she brings an unparalleled depth of knowledge to our team. Her expertise, honed over years of experimental gardening, provides an insightful perspective on the practicalities and nuances of this unique form of horticulture.

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