You want to enjoy home grown potatoes, but got limited space? Here is the perfect garden hack suggestion for you from Tui. Creating a potato tower. It is super simple to build and produce lots of tasty potatoes!

Here is the shopping list.

  • Tui Certified Seed Potatoes
  • 2m wire mesh
  • 2 stakes
  • Hammer
  • Tui Pea Straw Mulch
  • Tui Vegetable Mix
  • Seaweed Plant Tonic
  • Garden staples

How to build a potato tower.

  1. Form a circular shape with the wire mesh to create the tower. Make it approximately 50cm diameter, although you could make it bigger to plant more potatoes.
  2. Hammer a stake in at each side of the tower to anchor it to the ground.
  3. Add a little water to the bag of Tui Pea Straw Mulch to dampen it, making it easy to handle.
  4. Line the tower with Tui Pea Straw Mulch on the base and approximately 20cm high around the edges.
  5. Fill the lined tower up with Tui Vegetable Mix to the top of the straw.
  6. Add another 10–20cm lining of Tui Pea Straw Mulch around the edge of the tower. The tower will now be lined approximately 30–40cm high.
  7. Fill up with Tui Vegetable Mix, level to the top of the straw lining.
  8. Now you’re ready to plant. Place approximately 5–6 sprouted Tui Certified Seed Potatoes in the tower with the sprouts facing upwards.
  9. Cover seed potatoes with a light layer of Tui Vegetable Mix and gently pat down.
  10. Add two capfuls of Seaweed Plant Tonic to a full watering can and water your planted potatoes.
  11. As your potatoes grow keep mounding with Tui Vegetable Mix and lining the tower with more Tui Pea Straw Mulch.
  12. Keep watering and feeding until they are ready to harvest when the tops die back.

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