Look at that moon. Potato weather for sure.Thornton Wilder, Author
In March 2020 the Spanish government expanded the time of traffic limitation till April. Cloudy weather and some rain motivated us to expand the terrace garden project as well.
We found a abandoned wood box in the garden and drilled two wholes in one side, about 3 cm higher than the bottom.
We used also a old sheet of plastic to protect the wood against humidity. We prefer to re-use and upcycle material and the rotten plastic was big enough.
We placed two pipes into the wholes and fixed them with stripes. We glued the pipes against the blue plastic to protect the wood.
We charged the box with some wood pieces. Its a donation of a company which produce orange boxes and the pieces have a perfect size to be used like pellets for heating or in this case to store further rain water. The wood also will be populated by bacteria and insects and later transformed into useful compost.
To develop a bigger space for the water and reduce the speed of de-composting we placed a layer of carton on top of the wood.
In the next step we charged the box with a soil compost mix.
On top of the soil we placed some potatos. We used a mix of left overs we found in the garden beds and some new seed potatos as well.
Finally we covered the potato with a layer of hay and grass. Just in time it started to rain again.
I bought a big bag of potatoes and it’s growing eyes like crazy. Other foods rot. Potatoes want to seeBill Callahan, Author
All material was re-used and compost and soil where borrowed form the color garden of CASAdelDRAGON. Most of the seed potato are the 3rd generation of potato we developed in the garden area. For time investment we have to calculate 1 hour. The installation cover a space of less than 0.5 square meter. Like the upcycling of water bottles we post this content for our friends in Belgium and for everybody looking for some gardening activities which are easy to realize in these times of limited mobility.