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Karen I would definetly start out with trying your mix. I was just watching some videos on you tube. Most of the potato towers that I saw people digging up produced disapointing results. My thinking is that there was so much weight it compacted the soil preventing potato production. If that doesn't work or at least work well I would try adding a little bit more straw to the mix before I added any more dirt. I would try and prevent putting them too close together too. That may increase soil pressure and cause compaction preventing potato production.
Personally I have some sqft boxes that are a little deeper than the others, (about 18in.). I will add dirt as they grow. This is the first time I tried this and will let you know how it goes. Last year I grew potatos for the first time. I used grow bags that you can find on gardners.com. I got better production than most of the video's I looked at, but it was still a less than stellar performance.
I hope my insight is helpful and informative.
I am investigating more about planting my potatoes in a tower. The question is to use straw and/or compost and soil. From one video using straw I was disappointed in the lack of what it produced. My thinking is compost and soil. What do you guys think? I have my towers made of hog wire with left over pond liner wrap.
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