I could spend hours perusing other people's garden sections and have many times.
This particular pin caught my eye several months ago and I
waited eagerly for the spring season to begin so I could put my husband to work.
(he loves that....lol)
Instead of sprawling potato plants taking up precious space across your veggie
garden, you can grow them vertically.
Make a box like the one shown above, plant 8-12 potatoes below it, then fill in with
soil to the top of your first level. When the plant grows to about 12"
above this level, screw another four boards above the bottom one and add soil
to cover 1/3 of the exposed plant. Continue this way until you've reached the top!
Remember to use screws so you can easily unscrew the bottom board first
to retrieve your first batch of potatoes. Replace the soil and boards and
next time use the second board as access.
Here's the one Dan built and he just used old wood that was hanging
around not doing anything but taking up space....how great is that?
been offering to make friends and family a replica for their very own.
I'll definitely keep you posted on how great (or not great) it works.
In the meantime, we have way more room to grow that awesome new
vegetable I discovered last year...Okra! Yum!
Stay tuned for more Woes from the Bad Back Girl.
Thank goodness it's a yucky foggy day...so far...or I'd be chomping at the bit
to go outside and weed more, while knowing I COULDN'T!!!
Get working on your potato box!
110lbs! Can you believe it?