Karl from the YouTube channel “ItsyFarm” has challenged me to grow potatoes vertically. Karl, you inspired this “Tater Tower”! Thank you brother. I wanted to grow them in buckets and actually already had 4 buckets. Now that they’re growing vertically (if it works), I can grow a whole lot more in a smaller footprint. Love vertical gardening! I love chatting with folks and answering questions. If you enjoy my videos, please like, comment and subscribe! You can subscribe by clicking this link and then you’ll get a notification every time I upload a video: http://www.youtube.com/user/c3voyage?sub_confirmation=1

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A little about my setup. I have a hydroponic greenhouse. I grow in a system I call FAWN which is a modified hydroponic drip system. The media I grow in is aged rice hulls with parboiled rice hulls mixed. This has proven to be a great mix for me. I use Masterblend fertilizer as my nutrients to every plant grown. I’ve been pretty successful with my setup growing hydroponic tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, squash, cucumbers, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, turnip greens, corn, potatoes, kale, carrots, beets, spinach, onions, leeks, and even okra! Everything a gardener would desire. I also dabble in other areas like growing in raised beds, growing in a ground garden, grafting, pond activities, growing fruits, and other projects on the homestead.

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Growing Potatoes Vertically

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  • ItsyFarm

    Pretty dang incredible, Brent. You're solution (no pun intended) is so creative! I am really interested to see how this works out. As I mentioned before, we have had pretty crappy luck growing potatoes, but we keep trying. (Our Pontiac Reds came in yesterday and the Yukon Golds will be here this weekend.) We spent most of yesterday preparing carrot beds in the hoop house. We simply haven't had the courage to go "full bore" hydroponic!

    Thanks for accepting my friendly challenge and for the shout out and keep us posted on the progress. I'm anxious to see the "days to maturity" in this setup, as opposed to in the ground potatoes.


  • Sheila6325

    I don't understand. From the eyes comes the main stem of the potato plant, and the stolons come out from there, and that is where the potatoes grow, so how are potatoes going to grow out from a cup? Am I missing something?

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