Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Ma's Growing Potatoes in a Container Experiment

I thought this was fun and wanted to share... In May Ma cut up some old soft baby yellow potatoes that had eyes and tossed them into a basket, then placed the basket inside a larger container with holes in the bottom for drainage, and filled it with potting soil and dirt. Then watered and treated it like all of the other planters in the yard.

This pic was on June 6th:

She took the basket out so we could see it, 
then put it back into the planter and let it grow for a couple more months...

They were harvested when the greens died back towards the end of August.
How fun to have some very fresh gourmet baby yellow potatoes...
Literally from something headed to the trash can months ago!

Here's a pic of the large 24" planter and Dollar Tree basket she used.

Thank you Ma for taking the time to take some pics of this fun project!
I hope it inspires someone else to give it a try next year.
Oh and, did she share some of the potatoes??? Stay tuned:@)


  1. That's awesome! I'm going to try this, absolutely. It's a great way to not waste food, your Ma is brilliant! I bet you made a tasty dish with them :-).

  2. Food from waste! I have some big pots that did nothing all year. Had I been clever like your mom, they could have been growing me taters, too!

  3. Wow! My son did that with some sprouted onions and ended up with some scallions! Mother Nature is amazing...

  4. What a harvest from one little basket, this is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  5. I've heard of this. It's awesome!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. Brilliant Lynn! I've thrown out so many soft potatoes which is a crime in my book :)

  7. I don't know how I missed this, but what a great idea!!! Tell your Ma "thanks" for taking the time to take the pics. I'd love to try this.

  8. Nice information
    I have a garden in my home where I grow various vegetables but never grow potatoes because I think it is hard to grow.
    After reading this article I definitely try to grow potatoes in my garden

  9. I have tomatoes growing in a big pot on my deck, it is fun to just step out the door and pick some tomatoes, next year, will try potatoes.


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