Anyone ever raised potatoes in tire stacks? : LUSENET : A Country Singletree : One Thread

Got enough old tires to do four towers this season. The one stack I tried last season did pretty good so I decided to expand this season. Have ya'll tried this? Do you like it or not?

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, March 14, 2002


Ive done it, did ok,, but you have to watch how/when you water

-- Stan (, March 14, 2002.

Yes, it works well, just be sure you let the top vines get sun and turn dark green before you put the next level on. Then in the fall, just kick 'em over.


-- Dennis (, March 15, 2002.

My neighbor uses this method and gets good results. He plants usually in May and I must admit, I have been surprised by the amount of potatoes that are actually harvested.

-- Terry (, March 15, 2002.

I hope this isn't to stupid of a question but, do the tires have any chemicals or something that would contaminate the potatoes? I have read that you never should grow edible stuff in RR ties because of the chemicals. Thanks

-- kathy in NE Ohio (, March 18, 2002.

Hey tell me more about this!!Do u put dirt in the tires? when do u put the next tire on top?

-- Grizz in Western Maryland (, March 21, 2002.

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