I wanted to write a quick update for everyone today re: my Worm Bed Potato Boxes. As the title of this post implies, they have now been officially upgraded to ‘Worm Composting Potato Towers‘! Whoohoo!
Thanks again to all those of you who chimed in and educated me about this type of system!
My dad was over yesterday and we worked together to create (and install) some wooden collars for my potato boxes – effectively increasing the volume of each, and thus the potential potato growing space. This morning I added a lot more aged manure into each of the boxes, although I still have quite a lot of room for more.
We’ve been enjoying some absolutely fabulous gardening weather for the last week or so, and it’s expected to stick around for at least the next little while. I am amazed by how much of a positive impact it’s had on many of my garden plants, including the potatoes.
I’m not sure if I’ll be able to add another level this year given how late in the growing season it is (and the fact that the worms continue to settle the material), but I suspect that even this one extra layer could end up making a big difference.
Anyway, I’ll continue to keep everyone posted!