I’m actually a little late on this for my neck of the woods but I have gotten my first potato tower in and plan to build several more. This is a VERY frugal way to grow tons of potatoes.
It’ Ain’t Pretty!
It’ Ain’t Fancy!
But You Can Grow Tons of potatoes!
You with me on this? I hope so! If you have not tried to grow potatoes like this definitely do this!
Before you give up on potatoes all together!
All you need is a tomato cage or masonry wire formed into a tomato cage which is what we use.
You need some wheat straw.
You need dirt.
And Of course you need potato starts.
I often cut the starts up and let them cure in the sun for a day or two but we know you don’t have to do that because potatoes come up really great for us in the compost pile. But this is the easiest and cheapest way I have found to plant lots and lots of tomatoes.
I remember when I was telling my Step Dad all my ideas about planting potatoes and sweet potatoes he told me in Alabama where he grew up that they would plant tons of potatoes in tire towers…in particular the beloved sweet potato! This is a simple project and one that just about anyone can try if you think of other ways to grow potatoes please share with me I would love to hear from you!
I so hope you try this if you haven’t!
Growing Your Own Food Is Like Putting Money In Your Pocket!
Have a great week everyone! We are almost halfway there!