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The Major Benefit Of Planting Your Potatoes In A Laundry Basket
Planting potatoes in a laundry basket offers a creative and space-efficient solution for those with limited garden space or who wish to grow produce on patios or balconies.
Shared by TikToker @cooperfarm, the hack leverages the vertical space within tall plastic laundry baskets, allowing for a large number of potato plants to be grown in a small area.
To grow potatoes, add layers of compost or potting mix, seed potatoes, and mulch or straw in the basket. This helps the potatoes to sprout through the holes in the basket.
The method makes harvesting much simpler and eliminates the need for extensive digging. Just tip the basket over a tarp and sift through the soil to collect the produce.