Bring the thanks to thanksgiving by saving the Earth!
Thanksgiving is much more than just partying and enjoying some turkey! There are many rich traditions that we often forget about but are still a ton of fun- one of which is gardening. As always, Yescomusa is here to remind you of new ways you can enjoy your home and bring more quality to your life.
Peas and potatoes are typically grown in Ireland. Luckily for those of us in the United States, the weather works perfectly for growing these types of vegetables. Regardless of whether your yard is still full of snow, or too small to set up a garden you can still celebrate this tradition at home!
The Tools You Need
Growing potatoes and peas are actually easier than you think. You don’t need a ton of experience or plant knowledge to grow a full Irish garden! Here are a few simple tools that you need:
- Potting Soil
- Flowerpot with drainage hole and saucer
Do potato grow bags really work? Yes! The thick fabric promotes faster and stronger plant growth. Our pack of 3 7 gallon potato grow bag flower pots are perfect for your indoor/outdoor garden, balcony, or yard. That’s because our potato bags with side opening make it easy for you to harvest your carrots, peanuts, taro and other root vegetables without damaging the plant.
- Pea seeds and seed potatoes
- Thin branches or wires used to support the vines
- Grow lights or Growing tent
Our new blue grow lights are the best-LED lights to promote plant growth. These grow lights for plants increase chlorophyll and organic material production. Professional LED grow lights use 450nm blue colors to thicken plants and add color to flowers.
- Add potting soil to your container or fabric flowerpot. Fill the pot two-thirds of the way.
- With one finger, press your pea seeds or potatoes seeds into the dirt and cover with about an inch of soil.
- Plant your wires or thin branches, upright into the soil.
- Place the containers in full or partial sunlight
- Water every 2-3. Be sure to keep your soil moist, but never over water
- Harvest vegetables when they are full and heavy. Cut the pods from the pea plants using scissors to reduce damage to the roots
Special Care for Potato Plants
- Add more soil as your potato plants grow. Start by adding dirt to the base of the plant, forming it into a little hill. Do this for every four inches of new growth!
- Water your potato plant every 2-3 days. Stop watering when the leaves of the potato plants turn yellow.
- Wait 2-3 weeks for baby potatoes to harvest then another 4-6 weeks for larger potatoes.