Added by on 2017-07-25

This year I am planting one row of potatoes in the FAWN. I wanted to see if planting on the very bottom will yield more than a few inches above the bottom as I’ve seen many do when planting in containers. Additionally, I filled the containers completely full in 3 of them to see if the chits would fight their way to the surface. I love chatting with folks and answering questions. If you enjoy my videos, please like, comment and subscribe! You can subscribe by clicking this link and then you’ll get a notification every time I upload a video: Now, I’m on Facebook! Share your gardening thoughts and pictures! Music: Up Above by Letterbox . A little about my setup. I have a hydroponic greenhouse. I grow in a system I call FAWN which is a modified hydroponic drip system. The media I grow in is aged rice hulls with parboiled rice hulls mixed. This has proven to be a great mix for me. I use Masterblend fertilizer as my nutrients to every plant grown. I’ve been pretty successful with my setup growing hydroponic tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, squash, cucumbers, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, turnip greens, corn, potatoes, kale, carrots, beets, spinach, onions, leeks, and even okra! Everything a gardener would desire. I also dabble in other areas like growing in raised beds, growing in a ground garden, grafting, pond activities, growing fruits, and other projects on the homestead. Thank you so much for stopping in! Related PostsPlanting Sweet Potatoes in WinterHow I Plumb the FAWN Hydroponic System for the Winter GreenhouseContainer Celery HarvestHydroponic Potatoes: Replanting Part of the TowerPurple Potatoes, When Potatoes move to the darkside, Harvested from a container, Grow someplaceContainer Corn

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  • SouthSideRocka 6 months ago

    I love it when I have well developed chits. Especially in the morning.

  • Richard Scarlett 6 months ago

    Im confused, how is this hydroponic? It looks like normal container growing?

  • Home Grown Veg 6 months ago

    Hello Brent. Potatoes looking good and way ahead of mine here in the UK where it's still a bit cold. I have noticed even with the small 10" pots that I use that there can be a big weight difference depending on what you are filling them with. For example o pot filled with a Soil based compost is a lot heavier than one filled with Forest bark and Wood chip. Are Rice hulls heavy or light in comparison to soil or dirt? HGV

  • Cultivating Organic by Jo & Mig 6 months ago

    I am hoping for the best potato harvest and extending that hope to you:-)  On the other hand, you are  so good with what you do in your garden, I'll just wait for a great harvest:-)

  • Midwest Gardener 6 months ago

    It will be interesting to see what you end up with. Looking good so far.

  • BobMels Gardens 6 months ago

    Great. Hope you get a bumper crop. Best wishes Bob.

  • CB's Greenhouse and Garden 6 months ago

    Looking good buddy! Love me some taters. Wife planted some yesterday. Good luck and hope it will produce ya a bucket full!

  • H2O gardening 6 months ago

    They look great! As always I can't wait to see the results.

  • Kevin Bradley Gardening and Outdoors 6 months ago

    They look healthy, it will be interesting to see how many potatoes you get. That is a small container for three potatoes, I think I would have put the three potatoes at three different levels in the second bucket, to compare. That way each potato has the whole width of the bucket for new potatoes to form. I am going to predict lots of small potatoes but I am not putting any money on it LOL

  • air pruning hydroponics 6 months ago

    I was surprised they grew that far up. I hope you get taters all the way down.:)

  • Jim Battaglia 6 months ago

    Brent what prompted you to use rice hulls in the beginning ? Was it cheaper than soil or is there a rice mill near you? I can not find any in Virginia

  • Jim Battaglia 6 months ago

    Nice looking potato bushes there Brent I just planted my potatoes outside since I do not have a greenhouse so I'll be seeing how they will be performing in the next couple months take care