I'm going to toss some seed potatoes into a wooden box and see what happens.
(10 minutes later)
I just ordered seed potatoes from Territorial Seed... I'm a kid in a candy store...
Creating the Box
Building a Potato Condo from Wood by Living Homegrown
Creating a Potato Condo with a Garbage Can by Dinner With Julie
Planting the Seed Potatoes
Um, throw them in? Cover with dirt.
Caring for the Potato Plants
Just add dirt as the stalks grow and maintain the slug bait around the box.
Dig potatoes when the soil is dry. Be careful not to skin or bruise the tubers. Do not wash the potatoes. Place them in crates or some suitable container and store them in a dark areas for about 10 days at a temperature of 60 degrees F. with a relatively high humidity. After this curing period, keep the potatoes at 40 to 45 degrees F. with humidity near 85 percent and provide good air circulation. FarmingInfo.org
More info:As the seed potatoes begin to grow, keep them well watered. When the plants are about a foot long, it is time to add more soil / amendments. I will be using a combination of chopped leaves, good quality soil, compost and manure, in essence creating a makeshift lasagna garden in the process. As you add soil to the foot long plants, only cover about 4 inches at a time. As needed, add a row of slats to raise the condo.
At the end of the growing season, frost will kill the plants. Then you wait a couple of weeks for the skins to toughen a bit and remove the slats from one side of the potato condo to harvest them. (Original Source)
FAST FORWARD to this Potato Box post to see the one I built!