Potato towers are great for growing potatoes. They don’t take up much space and yield a lot of potatoes. My husband constructed our towers from old pallets and some 2″x2″ scraps. You can get creative and use what you have on hand. The gist of a potato tower is to add dirt as the plant grows. This allows potatoes to produce the entire height of the plant. I wish I would have taken “before” pictures to share with you. My husband started with about three rows of slats around the 2″x2″ base then filled it with dirt and planted the seed potatoes. As the plants grew he would add another layer of planks and more dirt and continued the same process until the towers were around four feet high. To harvest simply remove one of the lower slats and pull out the potatoes then replace the slat, later move up to the next slat section, remove, and harvest. We will continue to harvest (hopefully) all summer long.
Have you tried a potato tower? If so, what materials did you use and how did it work? Leave a comment and let me know.