Saturday, May 30, 2015

Potato planter

I am a big fan of Pinterest and find so many ideas there. One thing I had been meaning to try was a potato tower but I kept forgetting to pick up the wire. My potatoes were ready to go and I looked around for something to plant them in and decided to try a garbage can. I drilled large holes around the edge in rows. I drilled some small drainage holes in the very bottom. I made a nest with straw in the bottom and up the sides and  arranged the potatoes around the outside with their sprouts facing the side. I watered them and then added another layer of dirt with straw around the edge and more potatoes. I kept doing this until I reached the top where I covered the dirt with straw. I drilled some big holes in the lid and rested it on the top upside down to allow rain to collect and run in. 
I'm hoping this works and the garbage can can easily be stored and reused next year.