How to Grow Potatoes in a Small Space

There is nothing quite like growing your own organic food. Not only is it healthier, it tastes better too. Plus, you will have the satisfaction of a job well done. However, what do you do if you don’t have much space? A great option would be to use the tower method of growing potatoes. In this video, you will learn how to make these towers of potatoes.

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Planting potatoes in towers is an innovative way to grow these delicious spuds without taking up much space. This frees up more space for things like a potato storage facility. The towers only require some simple materials to make. You will need some wire fencing, zip-ties, a gardening stake, and your soil. Start by rolling the fence into a cylindrical shape. Then, zip-tie it to the garden stake so that it is facing vertically. On the inside, take some straw and spread it out like a nest. Then, put in your soil and potatoes. After the potatoes are sufficiently spread out, add another layer of straw and repeat until you reach a few inches from the top. Water your potatoes daily and untie the zip-tie once it is ready to harvest. To harvest, simply knock over the tower and enjoy your fresh potatoes.


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Francis Pitt

Francis Pitt has made a name for himself in farm-to-table organics, working at restaurants in Portland, Seattle and Burlington, Vermont. While he has a taste for the extreme, most of his restaurant’s top sellers are much more down-to-earth, regularly featuring mushrooms gathered from the slopes of the Cascades, and fresh wild-caught seafood from the Oregon coast. Inspired by trends in Portland, his latest restaurant offers the ultimate chef’s table: dinner begins in the morning at his island collective farm, and 4 lucky guests every week get to follow the food, literally, from the field to the plate! Francis is a firm believer that you are what you eat — do you really want to be a chemistry set?