- We use laundry baskets
- Garbage bags
- Metal grid
- Old car tires
- Plastic buckets
- Wooden cube
- Wine barrels
- Potato tanks
It is always best to serve fresh vegetables and fruits to the table. You can always buy the same potatoes in a store, or you can grow it yourself on your site. However, how much effort is required for this and space on the site. Let’s talk about how you can grow vegetables in a very limited space without digging into the garden: vertical gardens, indoor ground and other interesting things.
We will consider, first of all, growing potatoes without planting them in open ground. Each method has its own advantages and characteristics, and each can be applied with the same success to growing other crops. One thing can be said – any of the options can boast a yield of 100 kg and more from one square meter. Such efficiency cannot be achieved by classical methods of growing outdoors in your garden..
We use laundry baskets
Medium to large mesh laundry baskets are ideal containers for creating so-called vertical gardens. You should not throw away old baskets or walk past local sales, where these containers can be purchased for a penny..
At the bottom of the basket is lined with a layer of turf and prepared soil mixed with straw for about 10 cm. Potatoes are planted, about 2-3 tubers, depending on the size of the basket. As the potato bush grows, it is enough to add soil, activating the growth of the root system. Shoots and adult stems are guided through the sides of the basket.
A harvest from one basket can surprise anyone, even the hardest gardener.
Growing potatoes is even easier if you use garbage bags. It is advisable to use biodegradable material so as not to spoil the environment and certainly not to litter your own area. Bags are good because they absorb maximum heat even from the scanty rays of the sun in early spring. The method is ideal for regions with prolonged cold weather..
You can build a convenient blank for planting a vertical garden from a regular steel mesh. It is enough to twist the mesh strips into cylinders and fix the edges with wire or plastic ties. It is an ideal material for creating beds, a vertical garden, a compost heap and many more things that are useful in the economy of a progressive gardener..
Old car tires
Tires can also make an excellent potato cell. To begin with, one row of tires is laid out and then new and new rows of tires are gradually added, covering the stems with soil. There is enough room for the root system and for tying tubers in this design. In addition, tires can always be reused to decorate your site..
Anyone who makes repairs or builds a house definitely has nowhere to do with a large number of plastic buckets left over from building materials. They can also be used to grow vegetables. The buckets are perforated around the perimeter and placed in a row. If necessary, you can remove the bottom of one bucket and put it on top of the already used one, to increase the height of the structure.
A very interesting and practical option for growing potatoes. First, a cube-shaped wooden frame is assembled, then the bottom and the first row of wall cladding are mounted. Gradually, with the growth of potatoes, the height of the walls also increases.
This is no longer a practical solution, but a design one. Installing a wine barrel in front of the house and planting vegetables or flowers in it, you get a magnificent and colorful installation.
What is not made from wooden pallets. So the gardeners got to them. Pallets make excellent volumetric containers for planting potatoes. The main thing is to make sure that the pallets used are not treated with a fair amount of chemicals..
Manufacturers have not spared this topic either. Already now you can order ready-made soft containers for growing potatoes in your yard or even on your balcony. These are round containers made of soft polymer with a frame strong enough to maintain shape..