Step 1: Why bother with a Tater Tote?
- Potatoes are produced along the stem of the plant and not on the roots. Supposedly the longer the stem, the more potatoes produced (theoretically).
- Digging the taters out can be damaging and some are missed altogether.
So, if the potatoes are contained, they can be harvested without missing any spuds, and the mulch gives sun protection and a nice clean medium, as opposed to dirt, at harvest time.
Step 2: What you will need:
TIME: About 30 minutes to cut and sew the Totes
- Landscape fabric
- Nylon sewing thread
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine