Many people admit how they want to grow potatoes, tomatoes and many other fruits and vegetables if they had a big garden. Some veggies can be grown in small spaces or even at pots. However, it doesn’t apply for most of them. You need to choose a vegetable that you consume a lot and will be durable.
Potatoes have become one of the favorite veggies in the past century. We consume fries and mashed potatoes at least a few times a week beside main courses. Another good thing about potatoes is that it is not one of the perishable foods that need to be preserved.
So I can hear you saying that how it would be possible to grow potatoes if you don’t have a big yard. Ok then hear me out!
To Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes, All You Need
6 pieces of 2×6″ boards of 8 ft long;
one piece of 2×2″ board of 12 ft long;
96 pieces of 2 and 1/2″ wood screw
You will build a potato box with the above materials. First, cut the 2×2 inches board into pieces of 33 inches in length, you will need four pieces. Then, take the 2×6 boards and cut those into 12 lengths of 21inches and 12 lengths of 24 inches. Make some screw holes in these and attach the bottom row on the 2×2 boards. Place this part of the vertical garden over the soil, fill it with mulch and plant potatoes about 4 inches deep. Don’t forget that each layer should have its sides boarded up. Let them grow a bit. When the vines reach some 12 inches above the soil, it means that you need to add another set of boards and fill the space with dirt. Don’t cover more than a third of the plant. You need to do the same for each layer until you finish the box. When it was time to harvest, take out the screws from the bottom board. Reach in the box with your hands and grab your potatoes. Replace boards and soil and the layer is good to go again. After some time, remove the second board and do the same. You will have yourself plenty of potatoes every time you open the boards you built.