Back in early April, I built 5 potato towers. The construction was simple. I used wire, dirt, straw and a few seed potatoes for each potato tower.
Fast forward about 5 weeks, and as you can see it was finally time to add a second layer to the potato towers.
To do this I simply added 4 inches of fresh garden soil inside the center of the wire frame. I then carefully packed more straw around the inside of the frame and then spread the dirt over the top of the potato foliage. I then placed 5 new seed potatoes on top of the fresh soil, and covered the seed potatoes with about 3 inches of soil.
Here is what the potato tower looked liked when I was finished.
Most likely, I will repeat this process two more times. Once in mid June, and again in mid July. Hopefully, by the end of August, or early September, I should be swimming in potatoes.
Are you growing potatoes in towers this year? How is it going?
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