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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 the towers

August 7 — The potato plants are dead, and I’ve let them sit for a few weeks while they suberize, meaning the skins harden, giving potatoes their special storing power.

I unwrapped the bamboo screening, and lifted up the cage. It’s a cinch! And sure enough, potatoes fell out the bottom.

 

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