It's a bag made out of tarp-type material that you roll down into a small bowl. You add in your dirt and starter spuds and as they grow up, you pile on more dirt and unroll the bag to make more room. My potatoes are now about two feet. I'm going to let them grow taller from here and once the leaves brown, I'll up-zip the pouch on the bottom and pull out the potatoes. Super easy!
I'm hoping to post a tasty recipe using these home grown bad boys once they are ready .
And potatoes don't take much care. They just need lots of moist dirt and to have it 'hilled' on top of them regularly. Spring is the best time for them because it's not too hot. Best of luck if you pick one up.
My only downside this year has been one cheeky squirrel that found my pots. Unfortunately he has taken a liking to the herbs. I'm trying a new pest control method using chicken poop (That's right, you can buy chicken poop). Apparently they dislike the stuff though I wonder how often squirrels and chickens actually cross paths for someone to have figured this out. I'm doubting the city squirrels have much real life experience with chickens. Surprisingly he hasn't been back, but it also might be because the last time I saw him, I came running out of the house yelling like a crazy lady (much to my neighbours dismay).
On another note: I hope you can all make it out to the Hamilton Farmer's Market June 7th (Next Saturday) to the kitchen at lunch where I will be showing people how to make this: