How To Grow A Potato Tower-Grow More Potatoes In Less Space

Most people love potatoes. You can mash them, fry them, bake them, and do all sorts of creative things with them. For sure potatoes are a food that many people eat on a regular basis, and are great survival food. Organic potatoes can be expensive, so knowing how to grow a potato tower will save you money, and allow you to grow more potatoes in less space.

We’re going to learn how to grow a potato tower using a 30 gallon garbage can. Here are some of the steps you’ll need to take to start growing those taters:

  • Drill holes in the bottom of the garbage can and along the sides. The soild needs air the breathe, and a way for water to escape.
  • Fill the garbage can about 1/4 with the soil you are going to be using.
  • Place your seed potatoes in the soil.
  • Covel your seed potatoes with more soil, a couple of inces should do just fine. Make sure that when you cover the potatoes that the soil is loose, and not compacted. This will make it easier for the potatoes to grow.
  • If your soil is alkaline you may consider place some pine needles, and oak leaves. Potatoes need an acidic environment to grow. If you’re not sure about what type of soil you have don’t worry about it to much as potatoes can grow in just about any kind of soil. (refer to the video for more info).
  • Next pour some water over your creation and you’ve got your first layer completed.
  • As your potatoes start growing up you’ll add another layer. You’ll keep adding layers as your potatoes grow grow until they get to the top of the can.
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Growing a potato tower in a garbage can can give you a lot of potatoes without taking up a bunch of space. You’ll have lot’s of potatoes to eat and share.

 How to grow a potato tower

 

Originally posted 2014-03-12 19:41:53.

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