Build Your Own Potato Tower

30 Minutes
One of my favorite gardening tasks is to build our potato towers every year! If you have never built one before I strongly encourage you to attempt this project in your gardening adventures!
Slowly Build The Potato Tower Up Step By Step
You can build your own potato tower on your homestead! More details on how to prepare the potatoes and cage are in my blog post.
The Beginning Of The Potato TowerS
First You will start off with a tomato cage, soil, and straw. Look for a good location they love full sun!
Make Sure To Face The Shoots Outwards
You will slowly step by step add more soil and pack in straw between the metal tomato cage and the soil to keep the soil and potatoes inside the tower.
Potatoes Will Soon Be Ready To Harvest
Voila' you have beautiful potatoes just waiting to be cooked up and eaten by you in your kitchen! The edible garden concept is a beautiful thing! We so look forward to fresh potatoes every year and they go wonderful with our fresh eggs from our suburban homestead!
Karen Lynn @Lil' Suburban Homestead
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Jootsie Sivad Jootsie Sivad on Apr 24, 2014
    We finally just used big tubs, 5 gallon buckets and so forth, filled them with dirt and planted our seed potatoes in them last year. We had the best tatoes ever last year- so we are doing it again this year. One year we tried the tubs and as the green tops grew we kept adding more dirt but we did not ever get them to sprout on the stems. We just got potatoes clear down in the bottom of the tubs & buckets.. ha ha ha

  • Kate Chatterton Kate Chatterton on Jun 05, 2014
    A friend told me she once grew potatoes in stacked tires and straw, just kept adding layers until it was 3-4 feet tall. I just used raised beds. Soil stays light enough that I can harvest the potatoes without any real digging, just moving the soil around with my hands.

    • Michelle Michelle on May 17, 2019

      This is exactly what I do, and the plants keep producing potatoes until late fall. I use very nice soil.