Have you seen these potato towers? They claim you can grow tons of potatoes above ground in a little bit of space. Last year, I grew potatoes in laundry baskets. No kidding. I had four white dollar store laundry baskets sitting in my garden. I got some potatoes, but it was kind of a failed effort. It’s ok though, I’m all for trying new stuff! This year I decided to use hardware cloth and rebar. Here’s the result.
Of course, I envisioned them to be prettier. I also envisioned them to be round and there to be two of them. If you read my earlier post, you will remember why I could not cut them into two pieces. My beloved son decided to lose my new wire cutters. I was too lazy to drive back to Lowe’s, so we have one tower. Hardware cloth is difficult to unroll and my arm was getting all scraped up, so I did the best I could. Don’t judge me. If I can grow more potatoes, I don’t care what it looks like!
After erecting my potato tower, I threw some shredded leaves and straw in the bottom. I heaved in ten potatoes and then dumped some soil and more straw on top. A good watering and now it’s time to wait and watch the magic happen! I get pretty excited when I grow stuff because I am kind of haphazard!
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