Asked on Feb 08, 2016

What's the best way to grow potatoes in a small area?

Crystal Rideout
by Crystal Rideout
Is there a way to grow them nicely on your patio?
  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 08, 2016
    Please specify where you live.

  • Cheryl Williams Cheryl Williams on Feb 08, 2016
    potatoes are the easiest veg to grow. you can pretty much grow them everywhere. I am not sure how they grow in some climents , I live in eastern Washington and it gets pretty hot in the summer here, they need to be planted early spring or when frost is off ground.,

  • Kim C Kim C on Feb 09, 2016
    I grow them in Plastic Half Barrels that are used for serving cold drinks at parties. I bought them for my daughters graduation party to serve canned soda and water in ice for $5 at walmart. I cut large holes in the bottom for drainage. Place my seed potatoes in the bottom in about 3" of soil. Once the potato plants start growing I add 3" of soil every week. Then I dump them to harvest. I get about 20lbs of potatoes per barrel.

  • Caley's Culinaries Caley's Culinaries on Feb 09, 2016
    I've grown them in the decorative planters on my front porch for years. They have really pretty flowers before they die down and are ready to dig.

  • Ahmeans Ahmeans on Feb 09, 2016
    I grow mine in pots so I dont' have to bend over as far. There are several online tutorials about how to container plant potatoes

  • Tara Gallagher Tara Gallagher on Feb 09, 2016
    I've seen stacked tires. Fill with dirt and straw put your seed potatoes in. When they grow you just knock off one tire at a time.

  • Linda Johnson Linda Johnson on Feb 09, 2016
    You can make a wooden planter with slats that you can add as the potato plant grows. This will give you a lot of potatoes in a small 3' square area. (Up to 100#s) here's a link & picture, so you can get an idea:

  • JEWEL C JEWEL C on Feb 09, 2016
    I grew potatoes in square type hay bales on my concrete patio one year. Keep them watered and when it's time to harvest cut the bales open, pick up the potatoes and compost the hay.