How to Build a Potato Box for Almost Free

One of the staples for many families is potatoes. They can be used to create a variety of different meals and when stored in a cool, dry place, they have a fairly decent shelf life. For long term storage, you can even dehydrate potatoes, so it makes sense to include them as part of your food stockpile. But if you’re growing your own potatoes to stockpile, they can take up quite a bit of space in your garden plot.

So for those who need more space for other vegetables or for those people who need to garden in a small space, a potato box, which encourages the potato plant to grow vertically, can be a great solution, especially since some online reports yields of up to 25 lbs per square foot.

Most potato boxes are built from newly purchased wood, such as 2×2’s to create four to six frames that are then stacked on top of one another such as the one in the video below:

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If you have the budget to purchase new wood for this project, that’s great. But purchasing new wood can make a dent in the budget. So for those that are working


Originally posted on The Survivalist Blog