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Homeschooling The Well Prepared Child: Potato Bucket Reveal

Friday, July 10, 2015

Potato Bucket Reveal

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     It has been some time since I posted an update on our potato bucket. The first Potato Bucket did not go so well. Due to human error, it ended up being a big FAIL. We refused to give up, so we started again. This time, our bucket would be left completely outdoors. It grew rather quickly. 

     Suddenly, it was a big, giant, beautiful plant! We were so excited to finally have a bit of success with this project. Sometime after this photo was taken, some strange red beetles we have never seen before, decided to eat most of the plant. I asked Mike to get us some DE to put on the plant to hopefully get rid of the pesky beetles. It did not work as well as I would have liked, however, most of the bugs did disappear for a couple of days. The damage was already done, and my beautiful plant was not so beautiful anymore. Also, it seemed to have developed some sort of fungus that looks a lot like THIS.
     So by that time, we figured it was time to see what we had grown. I am not video editing savvy, Zoey is a little nervous and after 5 tries, this is the best video we got! :D I also realized I have two YouTube channels. One in my own name, and one under the blogs name.. go figure!

So... Take 5 Zoey!  Your line is... 

     So how do we like growing potatoes in buckets now? Still on the fence. This try went better than the last, but still not a great yield. I think I am going to wait and see how the potatoes in the garden grew before I make my decision. 

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