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Patio Potatoes


I have an extensive patio and this is the first time in 20years that I’ve got back into growing.

I’ve tried the ‘garden centre’ sized bags (around £3.00 each) they’re quite small.
I also spotted some garden waste bags in my local German shop. (Pack of two for £3.00). These are much bigger and take some filling but my spuds are growing through the top ups quite nicely.

Well I just had to try this too. My local scrap yard gave me unusable tyres, so I got five.
The spuds have grown to the top nicely too.

I’m just waiting to harvest in a few months time. I have a tarpaulin ready to tip out my bags and tyres.

I have used loads of compost bags. This is my first year back so I should have less to buy next year.

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Ive seen this tyre idea before .Its handy as u just add tyres as u earth up and then it's easy to harvest.particulalry if you want to just harvest a few at a time............just take the top one or two tyres off and put back afterwards.....well, it sounds easy although, I've never grown in tyres!

20 Jun, 2016


The tyres are a good idea :) Good luck !
I grow mine in tubs.

20 Jun, 2016


We can't seem to grow potatoes in compost bags. Maybe tyres would work!

Anyone remember a man who used to grow POUNDS and POUNDS of potatoes in one sack? He used to appear on TV news (?). I was impressed, but was lucky if I got a dozen small potatoes!

20 Jun, 2016


Ha ha....snoop...I hope I don't grow too much more or I'll have a spare tyre!!

21 Jun, 2016

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