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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

Potato tower
Photo and story by Johanna Silver

Potato towers: Planting time

In each tower, I planted a single layer of seed potatoes. Each has its own variety: Bintje, German Butterball, Yellow Finn, Banana Fingerlings, and Rose Finn Fingerlings.

The varieties came from Full Belly Farm — their potatoes have a very high reputation in our test kitchen — and Darryl Wong from Free Wheelin Farm.

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