Grow potatoes in hay bales

It’s hard not to love easy, alternative gardening ideas. What we really love about this potato garden idea is that it requires almost none of the common garden setup – not a ‘proper’ garden area or soil, not a lot of space and not even a hoe or a tiller!

Potato Hay Bale Garden

Are potatoes a regular ingredient at your dining table? This is a great way you can grow them on your own, chemical-free and as fresh as you want!

Hay Bale Potato Garden

As long as you have the things listed below, you’re good to start producing your own potatoes. 🙂

It’s easy, fun for the kids and will most definitely give you abundant harvest! Just don’t forget about mice when fall arrives. They shouldn’t be a problem during the summer, but they love hay during the cold seasons, when they are looking for a cozy place to stay. They’ll especially love that you’ve provided both bed and three meals a day if you don’t harvest your potatoes before cool weather sets in!

If you want to learn exactly how to grow potatoes in a hay bale garden, you can head over to the step-by-step tutorial linked below the page.

BTW, if you liked this post and are really interested in straw/hay bale gardening, we also have a complete guide and tutorial for planting various produce.

You’ll need these materials:

  • Gardening Gloves
  • Hay Bale
  • Seed Potatoes
  • Organic Potato Fertilizer

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You can get step-by-step instructions from Garden Maine over at here

 

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