- (2) 8'x1 1/4" wood cut in half
- (16)3"x6' cut into 3 pieces (each piece is 3"x2') to go up 2 ft on the box, (I would start with that and add more later if needed
- (50) wood screws
- A drill
- 4 potato eyes
- peat moss
|First Step build the base, Second Step screw in the poles|
|Make sure to screw the poles in the same direction of your other screws|
|Step 3: use clamps while drilling section to poles|
|You're Done! Fill with compost and peat moss and plant|
Mix 1 part peat moss to 1 part compost. Make sure that it is well integrated and then place potato eyes up with 2-3" of soil mix covering the eyes. Potatoes should be 1 per square foot according to the SQF (Square Foot) method so I figure 4 potato plants should fit in here evenly spaced. Make sure to place in a sunny area and water very well after planting. Once the potatoes start to grow you can add another layer of the 3" wood sections, and add more soil mix and so on.
Update: If your plan on storing your potato bin indoors for winter like me, I would suggest adding a bottom to the bin made of cedar. I figured this out this fall the hard way and plan to fix this before I plant this spring.
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