|I know this looks like a fist popping out of the ground! Its a sweet potato about the size of my face I grew in 2014|
...also, never mind I've even tried special (expensive) disease free organic seed of these said varieties... I've always had poor, pest prone potatoes.. to the point I wasn't going to give up any garden space to grow them at all this year.
What lead me to this cart was on pinterest (don't you love pinterest!) I saw these (pictured below) on several websites...So I'm thinking what a cool way to grow potatoes without having to give up a whole garden bed for a less than productive vegetable here.
.... but just seeing cute garden projects doesn't make me believe they will work.. as I've tried my fair share of cutsie garden projects that were huge fails.. like the vertical pallet garden (waste of a good pallet)..the straw bale garden (oh the horror of that one!!) and the permaculture herbal spiral (bahahahaha!)
So I searched for potato tower results... seeing mostly bad results and disappointed gardeners I was loosing hope...and then I found this
Sow and Dipity's website
and why so many fail with this method... they use the wrong kind of potatoes!