Growing Potatoes In Old Tires

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It never ceases to amaze me how many different places potatoes can grow and easily too. Just the other day I discovered you can grow potatoes in old tires.

Personally I would never have been comfortable growing food in tires, I think they would be toxic. However apparently this is an old tried and tested method that produces high potato yields.

How To Grow Potatoes In Tires
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • seed potatoes
  • old tires
  • old newspapers
  • hard wire
  • topsoil
  • composted manure
  • trowel
  • straw

Your seed potatoes have to be cut and prepared for hardening at least 24 hours before you plant them in your tires. While they harden, you can go ahead and set up your tires, laying the newspaper, the hard wire and filling them up with your topsoil.

Patrice plants four seed potatoes in each of her tires, but ultimately it all depends on the size of the tire. Once planted the potatoes should be watered well. As they begin to grow, you can stack more tires on top and add straw to fill them up.

You can follow step by step instructions on the Rural Revolution blog, here…

Growing Potatoes In Old Tires


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