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Albertson's had 2-cubic-foot bags of melaleuca mulch on sale, so I figured it was time to stop talking about growing potatoes in a barrel and do it. I used a 15-gallon nursery pot [because I had an empty one handy], which holds a bit less than 2 cubic feet of mulch. I cut up a potato that was sprouting, dusted the pieces with rooting compound, and buried them in the mulch--then covered the top of the mulch with a layer of "composted" cow manure.

Cows have a strange diet wherever that stuff came from; the composted manure had nearly as much sand in it as my topsoil has. Oh, well.

Final touch was adding a micro-sprinkler to the pot. It'll get watered 3 times a week.

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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