Potato Tower from Pallets

Potato Tower 1

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.

Potato Tower 2

Potato Tower 3

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.

 

Lemon Squash – My New Favorite

Lemon Squash

This year for my birthday my brother asked me what I would like receive as a gift from him.  I immediately replied heirloom seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.  I requested their Home Garden Collection which is a small assortment of seeds from several different types.  However, my brother is a VERY generous man and…

Garden Markers – Free!

Plant Markers

Ever year we search for better ways to mark the plants in our garden.  This year however we discovered the answer.  I would love to take the credit for discovering this idea but I can’t.  My husband came up with the idea and it works beautifully (not to mention economically).  All you need is a…

Garden 2014

Garden 2014

Here is a peek at how the garden looks this year.  So far we have had wonderful supply of lettuce which has now come to an end :(.  Now we are getting cucumbers, squash, and a few herbs. This year we added two additional raised beds and they are overflowing. How is your garden growing…

Spring Wreath

Spring Wreath

Do you remember the Rustic Burlap Wreath?  This has been one of my favorite projects because of it’s versatility.  It literally takes me about 15 minutes to update this wreath.  The wreath is pretty in its plain state with nothing but red and natural burlap.  I had made a Christmas wreath then removed the Christmas…