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Potato Tower

Do you ever feel like there’s never enough garden space for all the plants you want to grow in your yard? It’s one of the challenges of urban living as lot sizes continue to shrink.

Wire Fencing Potato Tower

But a small garden doesn’t have to stop you from growing your own food. The trick is to make sure you maximize whatever space is available. That means going vertical as much as possible.

Wire Fencing Potato Tower

A potato tower is one of the easiest and fastest ways to build a space-saving garden for spuds. All you need is some fencing mesh, enough straw to line your planter and some good quality soil for your spuds to thrive in. That’s it!

You can even use this idea in your vege garden to act as a living fence post. One in each corner with mesh between the planters and you’ve just blocked off some of those critters that also like your produce!

Is this what you need in your yard to grow your own potatoes?

Materials:

  • 3-4′ tall Wire Fencing Mesh
  • Tie / Pliable Wire
  • Straw / Hay
  • Pure Compost
  • Water Source
  • Potatoes

Tools:

  • Wire Cutter
  • Shovel

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You can get step-by-step instructions here

Here’s another vertical potato gardening idea you might also like — the spud box!