Tuesday, June 24, 2014

How to Make a Potato Tower

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How-to Make a Potato Tower
Last year this sweet looking tower produced enough potatoes to last us all Summer & Fall!
What you will need:
Poles ( you can use anything but I used plastic poles)
Hammer
Something to till the ground
Weed mesh or plastic netting
Mac also recommend gloves.
These were found at Tractor Supply 
Till the area you are going to start your towers.
Place four poles in a circular area.  
I always have my cutie garden side-kick to help out.
Gardens and small children are just plain amazing!
They love to learn and watch things grow without realizing it's manual labor.  
I hammered the poles into the ground like so..
I didn't make them very wide or big because space is limited.
If you have a larger area by all means make them as small or as large as you like. 
Place the netting around the poles then add some dirt. I added a layer of dirt then placed the seed potatoes. Added dirt the placed more seed potatoes. I went up about half way up and stopped. As they grow you have room to keep adding dirt. They will grow up and can grow down. This is an excellent space saver and I have found they do really well.

14 comments:

  1. I grew some potatoes this year but just used an old, deep tote bin I had laying around the garage. This looks like an interesting technique to try.

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  2. This looks like an interesting technique for growing. I would like to try this but I currently have a brown thumb. ( I can kill any plant that I look at too hard)

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  3. I'm moving to the country! Whoop, whoop! I'm going to try sweet potatoes. Do you sift through it as needed or remove it all at once?

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  4. I wish I had more space to grow things. This looks like a good method for potatoes in a small area though.

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  5. Just might have to do this! We have a little garden outside so it would probably work.

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  6. I always wanted a garden but have no green thumb. I am always impressed by anyone who can grow anything :)

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  7. how cool is that! i live in an apt, but i will share this with friends

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  8. thank you for that! Ive been wanting to try potatoes one year

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  9. I tried earlier this year to grow potatoes but it didn't workout so well for me.

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  10. This is my first year gardening and I didn't end up planting any potatoes but I'm going to bookmark this to use as a guide next year :)

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  11. how do u get the bottom or first potatoes

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  12. What a great idea, thanks for sharing! I will have to try this in my garden this year.

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