Growing potatoes in tyres

We have seen articles on growing vegetables in tyres but never tried it ourselves until now. Neil had kept old tyres when buying new ones for the car and this year upon finding some of last years potatoes that had sprouted, decided to try growing potatoes in tyres.

First he filled the tyres with soil, then placed a few potatoes in each and covered them with soil.DSC03044

DSC03048

As they grew he added more soil, then another tyre or stones to make up the height.

DSC03051

20190519_154949

The warmth from the sunshine on the tyres kept the soil warm and the potatoes grew quicker than those in the ground, grown the traditional way.20190519_154854

They flourished, then died back and we thought it was time to harvest.

DSC03356

A great yield of new potatoes both red and white was produced by this method.

DSC03359

When we change the tyres on the car in future we shall definitely keep the tyres for this method of growing.

Fried potatoes with your breakfast? visit http://www.lodgehousebandbsomerset.co.uk

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: