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How to grow potatoes in towers

Sunset's Johanna Silver shows how to get a great potato harvest from the coolest planters yet

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Potato towers
Photo and story by Johanna Silver

Potato towers: Harvesting new potatoes

July 5 — The plants are dying back, and while the potatoes aren’t totally done forming, I’m curious to see if there are any new potatoes – meaning potatoes with flakier skin.

I reached my hand in the straw and sure enough, I pulled out some ‘Rose Finn’ potatoes. They won’t store as long since their skins weren’t allowed to harden for a few more weeks, but they’ll taste extra delicious.

 

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