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Growing potatoes in a box may seem weird and a lot of effort but actually can double and even quadruple your potato yield! Growing potatoes in a box is just like planting in a raised bed.
This is one of my favorite DIY potato box videos. It only requires 4 square feet and has a built-in watering system!
The box is designed so additional slats can be screwed to the sides as the plants grow and soil is added.
For a slightly more traditional route, try Fine Gardening’s potato growing box plans. You can’t go wrong with either option!
In theory, a bottom slat can be temporarily removed to facilitate the harvest of new potatoes. For the final harvest, tip the box and dump out its contents.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.
- America's Natural Nuclear Bunkers: Find the Closest One to Your Home
- 56 Items to Stockpile in Your Easy Cellar