Introduction: Space Saving/Vertical Gardening Project

Though this is not my original idea I took this and made it my own. I bought a 12x32" plant cage, 1 yard of burlap, vegetable soil & a red potato from my kitchen. I started with one just to see how well it works and so far its great.
I had the potato in our cupboard for a few weeks until it started growing eyes (roots)
Simply stake the cage into the ground and wrap the burlap on the inside over lapping  to support the soil. Add soil loosely and just under the top planet the potato.
Water daily for a month then every other day.
Once the top reaches over 2' (foot) the plant is ready to harvest.


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drgnflyz (author)2013-03-13

What was your yield with this method? LOVE the idea!

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rhaver (author)2012-12-23

Okay, this is one I may try. Especially since everyone seems to give me tomato cages, and I've got about 100 of them for my 1/3rd acre of land. I've never grown potatoes, but given the other research I've done about stacking (search potato tower with tires), and how you can force them upwards, I'm just wondering if anyone has any input on inverting these cages. See, I figure the bigger potatoes will be at the bottom, in the widest part of the cage, and with some dirt and straw layers added as each plant grows, the smaller potatoes will be be in the small part of the tomato cage...... do you know what I mean?

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Chadifornia (author)rhaver2012-12-28

I see what you mean but Im not sure if would make a big difference. I had planeted small reds. I know you'll want the soil loose to aid the potatoes to grow. Good luck and keep me posted on your garden. Thanks

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