Nothing beats growing your own fruit and veg at home and we have shared all sorts of great ideas with you over the time. One of the community favorite’s is how to grow Sweet Potato.
Well, today, we are going to share another exciting idea with you. Imagine being able to grow Potatoes in a Barrel.
This is an easy project and you are going to love the results. There are so many benefits for growing your own. No chemicals or pesticides and you can see them grow before your eyes.
The Youtube video we are sharing will show you how to grow 40+ pPoundsof Potatoes in a 55-gallon plastic drum.
Of course, this technique will work for any number of Barrels. You could use a whiskey barrel or even a trash can. We have even seen Potatoes grown in Kiddy Pools like the Garden Planter above.
Another popular way that is also inexpensive is to use a Potato Grow Bag. They are readily available online.
We found this one on Amazon. You can purchase yours here
Another easy way is to grow your Potatoes in a bucket. This Bucket has 2 individual sections and is another version available for sale online. You can find them on Amazon here
Of course, this technique will work for any number of Barrels. You could use a whiskey barrel or even a trash can. There are so many ways to grow your Potatoes.
If your barrel does not have drainage, drill 1/4 to 1/2 inch holes that are a minimum of 6 inches apart. It is also a good idea to pop your barrel in a sunny location. Another good tip is to have it elevated on bricks or something similar. This will allow it to drain correctly and for the air to circulate properly.
How To Grow Potatoes In A Barrel Youtube
The video we have included for this project is excellent. It will step you through the process and show you all the tips and tricks to grow your own Potatoes successfully. Click Play above to watch now ^
For this project you will need some Seed Potatoes and you should purchase them a week prior to planting. Keep them in the refrigerator and give them time to sprout.
You will be completing a layer of potatoes, covering with dirt and then planting your next layer of Potatoes. There are so many other things you can grow too, why not check out our popular post that shows you how to regrow your kitchen scraps. You can view here.