Potato Towers Harvest #3

June 30, 2016Katie

This weekend we dumped over one of the Potato Towers.

We dumped it onto a tarp so that we could put the dirt/straw into the compost afterward and keep it off the ground.  And then we started sifting through the jumbled pile for potatoes.

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Hello red potato!

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Now I must confess, I was a tad disappointed in the quantity we picked up.  While it seemed like every seed potato piece had sprouted and produced a plant, many of them only had one or two potatoes on them.

After reading the instructions on potato towers, I had in mind that I might get at a minimum twenty pounds of potatoes per tower.

However, this was our entire haul of this tower.

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So as any good gardener does, we ponder…

*Did we plant in the correct location for sun and water?

*Should we have let them grow for a longer time period?

*What should we have done differently?

Got any suggestions?

All in all, we are going to enjoy fresh organic red potatoes tonight so I am happy.

I just wish there were more!

harvest potato towers

For a brief video showing our harvesting check it out below!

To read about planting and constructing the towers read my previous posts:

Potato Towers #1

Potato Towers #2


  • Liz

    May 10, 2020 at 9:19 am

    Did you ever figure out how to get a better harvest?
    1. Katie

      June 16, 2020 at 11:42 am

      No we've not tried again this year.

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