The other day while browsing Reddit – I came across a rare home gardening related post in which the Seattle Times outlines how to grow 100 lbs. of potatoes. Now I don’t know about you – but we have potatoes planted and WISH we would have seen this sooner. With all our raised beds, this would have been a perfect thing to try.
How To Grow 100 lbs. Of Potatoes At Home – The Seattle Times
When we first tried potatoes, we had heard of people stacking tires up (which is this same sort of concept, but this one is with wood), but this year we opted for wine barrels – but we really are kicking ourselves by not finding this sooner!
Are you growing potatoes this year? If so, how are you growing potatoes? This is already in our plans for next year. We eat a lot of potatoes and so this will be important to us when next season rolls around. Pretty cool!
Here is a quick shot of our potatoes in a half barrel…
This picture was taken almost a month ago – so we will try and get another one today and update it’s progress. Doubt there is 100 lbs in there! haha
We planted potatoes in Potato Bins from Gardener’s Supply this year. They are cloth bags, not unlike the 1/2 barrel you are using. We will see how it goes. This will be my first year growing potatoes. I live in Idaho but it’s hard to get an Idaho grown potato in my rural town. Now I will have my own!
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Good luck with the Potato Bags and thanks for mentioning Gardener’s.
Bins, bags, barrels and raised beds all work great for potatoes, the most important part is to keep the soil really well drained.
-Joe @ Gardener’s Supply
@Heather – crazy to hear you can’t find an Idaho grown potato… IN IDAHO! nuts. Good luck on your first year – its so neat the first harvest.
@Joe from Gardener’s – Potato bags? We are doing barrels – and we love ’em. Can’t wait to see how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by.