How to Grow Potatoes in Small Spaces


03rd July 2011

I always thought you had to have masses of land to grow spuds. Not so. Look at this very cool potato box!

What a great tip courtesy of The Seattle Times. The Times’ guide for building a potato growing box yields up to a 100 lbs. of potatoes in a mere 4 square feet. By planting your potatoes in layers within a tall box, you’re essentially building a potato growing high rise. You can wait until the fall for a full harvest or if you’re getting antsy for some garden fresh potatoes you can pop a board off the bottom and steal some of the mature potatoes. If you’re interested in more ideas on growing veg in small spaces I’d definitely consider Alex Mitchell’s Edible Gardening Made Easy.

How to Grow Potatoes

How to Grow Potatoes


I liked your article is an interesting technology
thanks to google I found you

google on 19th August 2011

Hi there
Thank you for your interesting blog, it’s really useful and proves that potatoes are just so simple to plant however much space you have.
I wrote a blog about turning a weedy spot into a potato plot and wondered if you wanted to take a look at it; I too am trying to publicise just how easy “growing your own” is.

helen on 02nd September 2013

    Hi Helen,
    Thanks for your comment. Yes we’re always happy to support other gardening initiatives.

    elspeth on 02nd September 2013