18 Jun '11, 4am

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I tried doing this last year and failed miserably. Could've been that my tub lacked claw feet, but I think that honestly there's just not enough air circulation in a ceramic coated cast iron tub, and there's the chance of severely over-watering without trying to at all (unless you drill more drainage holes.) Plus it got really really hot as a container, so those little tater tots were basically were baking and drowning at the same time here in SoCal! (Though I'd say if you're anywhere where the summers aren't super warm, it's a great idea. We're looking for something hardier to plant in ours as well this year, and have moved it to a space with mostly morning sun instead of hot afternoon. I'm doing the build and add lumber method in the meantime for potatoes at the end of one of my raised beds. So determined to grow these tubers!)

Full article: http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/gardening/planting-potatoe...

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