This year, I have planted some potatoes out in tires. I know that potatoes...

Asked July 1, 2015, 4:12 PM EDT

This year, I have planted some potatoes out in tires. I know that potatoes will grow in tires but why do people plant potatoes in tires? Is it because they take up less space? Because they look cool? Thanks!

Hamilton County Iowa fruits and vegetables horticulture

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Their black color helps provide additional heat early in the season and it is easy to stack more on top as the potato grows.