This post was sent in from Billy G. – and apparently, he didn’t have such great success at growing potatoes in tires.
Here’s Billy’s story:
In 2013, I tried growing potatoes in stacked tires. I planted mine in the tires with some very good soil Covered them and added soil and tires as they grew (3 tires high). The foliage looked great. At the same time and with the same seed potatoes, I planted some in my row type garden. I noticed during the season the soil in the tires dried out quickly. I watered them more than the row crop to compensate. At harvest, my production rate was approximately 60% in the tires compared to the row crop.
Marjory Wildcraft is an Expedition Leader and Bioneer Blogger with The [Grow] Network, which is an online community that recognizes the wisdom of “homegrown food on every table.” Marjory has been featured as an expert on sustainable living by National Geographic, she is a speaker at Mother Earth News fairs, and is a returning guest on Coast to Coast AM. She is an author of several books, but is best known for her “Grow Your Own Groceries” video series, which is used by more than 300,000 homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.