Update on Growing Potatoes in a Garbage Can {week 4}


I mentioned to you all a few weeks ago that I am growing potatoes in a garbage can this year. I am hoping that it will give me a big tub full of potatoes by the end of the season.

I am really surprised at how fast the potato plants have grown. Whenever the plants get about 5-6 inches over the layers of soil I have been adding more soil until there is only an inch or 2 showing above the leaves. I planted my red potato seeds around the first of May, and have had to add more soil to the up-growth of potato leaves 3 times already.


The plant has already reached the top of the garbage can and it’s been only 3-4 weeks!

I just wanted to give you an update. So far it’s looking and growing good!

See my first post on growing potatoes in a garbage can.8 Comments

Update on Growing Potatoes in a Garbage Can {week 4} was last modified: February 10th, 2014 by Karrie

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  1. Kim Jarvis says:

    Have you harvested your red potatoes yet?

  2. susan lawlor says:

    How about an update on the potatoes? Its been almost 3 months since the 4 week update! Love your website!

  3. So did you get a good harvest from this method of potato growing? 🙂 I’m looking for space saving options in our green house this spring.

  4. If you planted in early May, when did you harvest? How many weeks total till harvest?

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