Added by on 2021-02-21

We eat a ton of potatoes. Probably more than most folks do. We make poutine at least once or twice a week, so it’s safe to say that we go through a lot of spuds over a year. Traditional methods of growing potatoes are both labour intensive and space consuming. Long rows which must be tilled, fertilized and raked into hills. It’s a lot of work. This year, we are comparing 3 different methods of growing potatoes. First, the obvious – growing potatoes in towers. This is an efficient way of using vertical growing methods to raise a crop of potatoes without taking up a huge footprint in your yard or garden. Second, we are growing potatoes in buckets. This is a relatively common method used by many folks to grow potatoes in small spaces. And third, we have dedicated one 24 foot row in one of our gardens to use the traditional method of growing potatoes in the ground, and hilling up the soil as the plants grow. This first video of the season goes over how we plant our potato towers. The growing medium, spacing and planting the entire tower at once. Chitting Potatoes How To: https://youtu.be/FPUqozyp__Y #Wilderstead Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89MnEvxBa9IHGy7Mf68mCQ *affiliate links included Website: http://www.wilderstead.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wilderstead/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wilderstead/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/dansbois/ Email: dnabc27@gmail.com Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89M… Website: http://www.wilderstead.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wilderstead/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wilderstead/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/dansbois/ Email: dnabc27@gmail.com *affiliate links included Related PostsGrowing Potatoes in Towers – Small Space Potato PlantersDiamond vertical garden making | small space gardening | DIY garden| MalayalamSPRING GARDEN TOUR | Small Homestead Layout | SPACE SAVING Vegetable Gardening | PermacultureGardening in malayalam | small space gardening | kids garden | Flowers Garden | Eshals GardenHOW TO MAKE DIY VERTICAL PLANTERS AND CAN SAVE YOUR SPACE. TRY IT!!!Amazing Pallet Gardening Ideas […]

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17 Comments

  • Jennifer Hamann 3 days ago

    What happened to the potatoes you grew in the ground?

  • Matthew Farrell 3 days ago

    I like the watering idea. I think I'll try that this spring. The only thing I might do differently is drill smaller holes on the bottom and larger ones on top. I think that might distribute the water a little more evenly.

  • Margarita1 Mantilla 3 days ago

    So great people experiencing. As far as i know…andean people has experiencied already all about growing potatoes for many thousands of years. Being an andean person i can say…potatoes do not grow so close, or so many in such a tiny spaces… they will produce really lots apart from each other and also covering every few months around… but its okey every single person can grow potatoes the way they wish

  • valour10 3 days ago

    Where is the comparison?

  • george mueller 3 days ago

    can you grow sweet potatoes this way? are any potato varieties better than another? determinate vs. indeterminate? other tubers work this way? rutabagas?

  • MrSoggyjocks 3 days ago

    Everytime he pounds the ground with the fork i keep expecting lightning to shoot out like its aquamans trident or thors hammer.

  • Terry Randall 3 days ago

    Lake Inferior LOL!!!!!

  • john clark 3 days ago

    #7:03 woahhh trippy man lol, but awesome video guys!

  • Ed notstated 3 days ago

    Another channel said don't multilayer but wait a week or so.
    Also determinants versus indeterminates for towers?

  • MouseOfVirtue 3 days ago

    Great info. Must be inconvenient/ expensive to bring in all your own soil? I planted four buckets this year for the first time, 3 out of 4 died. I read not to overwater but I probably underwatered.

  • lettertube 2 days ago

    I'm trying a tower for the first time this year. I read all the comments below and like to add one thing, that watering tube is interesting. I'd fill it with 1/2 crushed rock (I see you have plenty of rock on hand 🙂 and lessen the holes in the lower half of the tube.
    Hello and Cheers from the Iron Range of Minnesota !

  • Andrew Grudzinskas 2 days ago

    I tried this for the first time and I never got anything come out the side s

  • mfourni6 CP & CN Kaministiquia Sub 2 days ago

    It's been 3 weeks any updates on the vertical potatoes. Are you able to make a video with an update??

  • JCharles Outdoors 2 days ago

    Very cool way to grow potatoes, I always wanted to try that , I subscribed, great channel, thanks for sharing

  • Almost Homestead 2 days ago

    Catching up on videos today. Nice job guys! Very good instructions.

  • OffGrid Wanabe 2 days ago

    Cool I am trying the box method for potatoes this year seems ok.

  • Jane Weeks 2 days ago

    Love it