People often wonder about the tyre towers in our garden. Do they work? Aren’t they polluted? After twenty years I expect the rain has washed them clean (and they were some years off cars when we got them). These are ‘Cara’ maincrop new potatoes (on a sheet of A4 paper to show scale). 12 kilos like that from four towers. Just plant, earth up as they grow, and then harvest.
These were ‘Shetland Black’ a few years ago
This year we’ve also experimented with growing horseradish in tyre towers to see if it makes harvesting easier…
If you think potatoes are boring, try this Peruvian selection:
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Had our first potatoes from towers yesterday. A great idea. We are using the towers to mark the boundary of our allotment so dual purpose in our case.