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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: First layer

I topped them off with a few inches of compost and rice straw from old straw wattles (great because it won't sprout).

And that's it! As the vines grew taller, I simply topped them off with more rice straw for the tubers to grow in.

That's right: After that first topping off with compost and straw, I added no more soil.

See rice wattles used as raised beds

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