Planting Potatoes? Use an Old Clawfoot Tub

Planting Potatoes? Use an Old Clawfoot Tub

Amber Byfield
Jun 17, 2011

Spot a lovely, if not worn-out, vintage clawfoot tub at an estate sale, fall in love, and then wonder what on earth you'd use it for, provided you had the space? Here's a great answer that'll feed you, too.

Turns out, an old tub makes for a perfect potato planter. With plenty of room for the tubers to take root, you'll not only get a bumper crop of taters but you'll also be boasting an eco-shabby-chic planter in your garden area.

Find out more about planting potatoes in a tub here, and see what's growing in this gardener's clawfoot tub this year here (and get mounds of gardening inspiration, too).

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Image: Laura Watts of Cubits Organics. Via Treehugger.

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