If you know me, you know that I love a potato. I could really eat potatoes pretty much every day and not get sick of them. In fact, my pops and I were just talking tonight about how we both love cooking with the mighty potato.
So! You can imagine my joy when I came across this awesome article on Re-Nest about growing your own in a tiny space! All you need is some wood (maybe pallets would work?), seed potatoes (that’s potatoes that have sprouted eyes), soil, and fertilizer.
A commenter even says that instead of building the box, you can start your potatoes inside an old tire. As the plants grow, you just stack more tires on top! I’m not sure how you’d go about getting at the spuds that grow towards the bottom this way, though.
I’m not sure if I have it in me to build something so ambitious this year, but it’s definitely got me thinking about planting some potatoes! I didn’t realize you could grow them in spring and summer. For some reason, they seemed more like winter plants. Maybe the next time I take too long making it through a bag, I’ll plant the sprouty ones instead of composting them!
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!