Potatoes Grow to New Heights

By , August 3, 2013

We had more potatoes than beds to plant them in this year. So I finally tried out the potato tower idea I’d heard from Mike McGrath on “You Bet Your Garden.”

The Potato Cage

The Potato Cage

I started with a lashed together log cabin style frame. A foot or so of soil/compost was added, then seed potatoes, seaweed and some straw for “chinking” in the spaces on the sides.

Seed Potatoes and Friends

Seed Potatoes and Friends

I repeated the layers three times and ended with another 8 inches or so of soil.

May Potato Tower

May Potato Tower

I planted the native Maria’s potatoes from Klukwan. They seem to like it just fine.

July Potato Tower

July Potato Tower

Harvest this year should be fun. Just cut the string and catch the potatoes as they fall.

 

2 Responses to “Potatoes Grow to New Heights”

  1. Linn Hartman says:

    That is neat-My wife is the gardener-May have to try that

  2. Wendy says:

    i love this idea! it looks awesome, cannot wait to try it next year!

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