I only had to purchase 1-10 foot roll of hardware mesh/cloth and seed potatoes. I figured the 1/4 inch squares were small enough to keep the moles & squirrels out and keep the potatoes in. Everything else we had lying around the garage and in the back yard.
- 1 - 10 foot roll hardware cloth (makes 2 towers!)
I chose the 3 foot width, which turns out to be the height when done.
I am 5 foot 3, so if you are shorter, you may want the 2 foot width.
- tape measure
- wire cutters
- weights to hold the wire down & keep it from curling back(I used hubby's boots!)
- heavy canvas or leather gloves (keeps the hands from being sliced & diced by the wire!)
- zip ties
- seed potatoes (mine sat around a warm kitchen for a 2-3 weeks, giving them a good chance to get
some "eyes" (sprouts) started. You need to cut the eyes and a good chunk of potato out about a
day before you will be planting them so a scab can form on the cut end.