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How to Make a Potato Tower

Last year this sweet looking tower produced enough potatoes to last us all Summer & Fall!

What you will need:

Poles ( you can use anything but I used plastic poles)


Something to till the ground

Weed mesh or plastic netting

Mac also recommend gloves.

These were found at Tractor Supply 

Till the area you are going to start your towers.

Place four poles in a circular area.  

I always have my cutie garden side-kick to help out.

Gardens and small children are just plain amazing!

They love to learn and watch things grow without realizing it’s manual labor.  

I hammered the poles into the ground like so..

I didn’t make them very wide or big because space is limited.

If you have a larger area by all means make them as small or as large as you like. 

Place the netting around the poles then add some dirt. I added a layer of dirt then placed the seed potatoes. Added dirt the placed more seed potatoes. I went up about half way up and stopped. As they grow you have room to keep adding dirt. They will grow up and can grow down. This is an excellent space saver and I have found they do really well.



  1. Waiwai Leung
    June 24, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    Wow, that is so interesting!

  2. Unknown
    June 24, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    I grew some potatoes this year but just used an old, deep tote bin I had laying around the garage. This looks like an interesting technique to try.

    • Anonymous
      December 29, 2016 / 7:26 am

      Mine rotted…I wonder why

  3. Unknown
    June 24, 2014 / 3:32 pm

    This looks like an interesting technique for growing. I would like to try this but I currently have a brown thumb. ( I can kill any plant that I look at too hard)

  4. Awesamsauce
    June 24, 2014 / 3:45 pm

    I'm moving to the country! Whoop, whoop! I'm going to try sweet potatoes. Do you sift through it as needed or remove it all at once?

    • Anonymous
      December 13, 2016 / 12:05 pm

      Sweet potatos start with a slip which is a sprout that he owes on sweet potatos.If you put the sweet potato in water it will send out leaves and a stel that you can take off and grow more potatos. In this article they are talking of your every day potato,you let the potato develope eyes which is where it develope a bud of sorts,cut the potato apart so that you have chunks of the potato. Then put these in the dirt with the eye faceing up so it can see how to grow then as it grow keep putting dirt over it enough to cover a part of the bottom of the plant

    • Anonymous
      December 29, 2016 / 7:28 am

      Sweet potatoes are actual a morning shade and are not planted in a potatoes tower..

  5. Ana
    June 24, 2014 / 3:47 pm

    I wish I had more space to grow things. This looks like a good method for potatoes in a small area though.

  6. Giveaway Lady
    June 24, 2014 / 5:05 pm

    Just might have to do this! We have a little garden outside so it would probably work.

  7. Unknown
    June 24, 2014 / 5:26 pm

    I always wanted a garden but have no green thumb. I am always impressed by anyone who can grow anything ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Terri Grothe
    June 24, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    awesome, this is just so interesting

  9. Unknown
    June 25, 2014 / 1:42 am

    how cool is that! i live in an apt, but i will share this with friends

  10. Debbie Jean
    June 25, 2014 / 4:26 am

    thank you for that! Ive been wanting to try potatoes one year

  11. Danielle
    June 25, 2014 / 6:39 am

    I tried earlier this year to grow potatoes but it didn't workout so well for me.

  12. Holli @ It's An Ordinary Blog
    June 25, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    This is my first year gardening and I didn't end up planting any potatoes but I'm going to bookmark this to use as a guide next year ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Anonymous
    April 27, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    how do u get the bottom or first potatoes

  14. SJ
    May 5, 2016 / 3:35 am

    What a great idea, thanks for sharing! I will have to try this in my garden this year.

  15. Cyn
    January 31, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    I planted potatoes 2 summers ago using chick wire tubes I made. (Same concept as the poles here) I planted the seed potatoes at the bottom and as they grew up added more dirt and compost. The stalks grew potatoes under the dirt. After October when the stalks died off I dug through and got so many potatoes. They are so yummy too.