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This Cardboard Box Trick Will Make Your Homemade Potatoes Grow Like Crazy 

This Cardboard Box Trick Will Make Your Homemade Potatoes Grow Like Crazy 

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Yes, I know it sounds incredible that a cardboard box can help grow potatoes. My neighbors also found it funny when they saw what this weirdo was doing in the garden. But they noticed that my veggies were better than theirs (of course), and now every garden in the neighborhood has one.

This brand new DIY method will really help you with growing vegetables, but it will also entertain you. When my cousins came to visit, they couldn’t wait to start making and planting. They always ask me when we are going to make a little miracle out of boxes.

All you need to do is find old boxes and go on an unforgettable adventure. Believe me, in two months you will have the best potatoes in town!

What Is So Special About An Ordinary box?

Why keep something that is trash? I also thought they weren’t useful until I was convinced otherwise. A cardboard box is a much cheaper planting tactic. It is even free in many cases (you can save money for some shopping). 

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It’s great that it can be recycled after use, so you will be helping your natural environment. It has many positive sides, which makes it perfect for planting purposes.

Farmers Will Be Jealous Of Your Mysterious Helper

How do you choose a box? It is one of the most important factors. Make sure it’s firm and deep enough for the potatoes to have enough room to grow. If there are cracks, try to glue them because it has to be stable. 

You can also decorate it if you want. Yes, you read that right! Add some cool stickers or, if you like to draw, paint it with your masterpieces. You can share pictures of your DIY boxes. Maybe your work will become someone’s inspiration!

Choose The Right Spot, And Go!

Wondering how to choose the right place? The most important thing is that you won’t get tired because you don’t have to dig the ground to plant it. Until I discovered this method, I had to spend the whole day in the garden. It was very tiring (but at least I was in good shape). 

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The only thing you have to do is clean the grass and leaves. It is also important to find a place where the sun shines throughout the day. When you find the right place for it, get ready for the next steps!

Follow These Steps And Have Fun While Planting

I know this is the most exciting part for you. When I first discovered this method, I couldn’t wait to start planting. 

  • First step is the preparation of the potatoes. If it is too big, cut it into smaller pieces and let them dry.
  • After you’ve selected your potatoes, place them in the chosen location for cultivation. Wrap the box around the potato (remember to leave room for it to breathe). 
  • Make sure to secure the boxes to the ground with bricks or stones. You have to keep them safe from the wind and rain. Nobody wants something bad to happen that causes all the hard work to go to waste!
  • Cover your potatoes with grass, as if tucking them in for a good night’s sleep (you can even read them a bedtime story).
  • Don’t forget to water them! You can do it occasionally for the grass that’s covering your plants. This can encourage the vegetables to grow as quickly as possible.
  • Check their progress regularly. Simply lift the cover to check on them. If they’re not ready yet, be patient and leave them to continue growing.

Whether you are a beginner or a true gardening pro, you will succeed. In the end, it’s important to have fun, put on your favorite playlist, plant, and enjoy!

Enjoy A Successful Harvest

It’s finally time to harvest. After 2 months of nurturing, you will receive delicious fresh potatoes as a sign of gratitude. I would love to see the look on your face when you see your fresh veggies. I know you will be overjoyed. 

When it starts to turn yellow, it means that your work has been successfully completed. I immediately shared my first babies with my friends (I had to brag). 

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Everyone enjoyed them, and I would often prepare different dishes and invite them to dinner. Potatoes are fascinating because you can prepare them in many ways (everyone will want to have lunch at your place). Check how you can sort potatoes the best way after harvesting.

With a little effort and creativity, you can succeed in everything and grow this vegetable yourself without any help. You can also make a fun competition with your friends. Plant at the same time and let the winner be the one whose potatoes are the best!

Homemade is the best because everything you grow yourself is better for your health. Follow these steps and take action as soon as possible to have fresh vegetables by the end of summer!

Also Read: How To Store Potatoes And Other Veggies Properly To Make Them Last Longer