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How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

How to grow potatoes in towers

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

Potato tower
Photo and story by Johanna Silver

Potato towers: Too tall?

Growing potatoes in these towers requires no digging. You can reach in to grab new potatoes, or you can wait until the crop is mature, undo the tower, and watch your potatoes tumble out.

The yield is supposedly two to three times greater than growing them in the ground.

I built five of them. Are they too tall? I'm suddenly worried that I'm being too optimistic about their growth.

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