How To Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes In a Barrel


Most of you commonly don’t think a garden cannot be environmentally friendly, because it is out in the environment, but the truth is there are gardeners who use a lot of chemicals and techniques that do more harm than good to the environment. If you ever consider growing a vegetable garden bear in mind to always have a sustainable approach towards this sort of gardening. One such method, when planting potatoes, is with the help of a barrel. You can literally grow a 100 pounds of potatoes in a barrel, according to the person who discovered this sustainable method. If you are searching for something to go with a small space and that doesn’t require high maintenance, than this is perfect for you! Read in the link below all the 4 steps (1. Select and prepare a container / 2. Choose a variety and plant potatoes / 3. Add more soil / 4. Harvest the potatoes)  you need to take in order to achieve the same result. Last but not least, you don’t even have to dig for the potatoes, but simply turn the barrel upside down and there goes your harvest!


4 Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel

20 Responses to “How To Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes In a Barrel”

  1. Mel says:

    You say read the 4 steps, but where are the 4 steps? I can’t find the link to these steps.

  2. Melody says:

    I agree. There’s only ad links.

  3. Sharon says:

    Mel, just click on the text below the pictures of the half barrels posted above! Hope that helps…took me a few minutes also!

  4. Moujina says:

    Mel make sure you don’t cover the leaves when they grow. you continue to cover when they grow to avoid them being covered.

  5. Supernana says:

    I’m not sure about this but I have seen it a post a long time ago somewhere that there indeterminate ans determinate

  6. Chris says:

    I clicked on the link and it says “Forbidden”. What gives?

  7. Susan Foster says:

    They’ve put the steps in brackets now in the text. It’s basically: Get a barrel, get potatoes, plant them, keep adding compost as they grow, harvest. This is VERY basic and for full advice look up on line about chitting your potatoes and when to Harvey. You can get containers with a door in them so you don’t have to wait until the leaves have died back to Harvey but one can poke around and pull out the big ones – Not ideal cos you’ll disturb the roots for they other small potatoes.

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