Of course you want to start planting your own potatoes right away after having received your Paul Potato. On this page you can find the most important information to get started: From set-up to fertilizing, no topic is left out. There are only a few more steps to becoming a real potato farmer!
Setting up the different models
Take it easy – setting up your potato tower is as easy as planting potatoes. If you are not sure about the best way of taking care of your Paul Potato, read our short instructions or have a look at the videos below.
Here’s a short step by step explanation for setting up Paul Potato.
Step 1: Our plastic models are ready-to-plant, no need for extra building! For these models, simply start at step 2 of the set-up.
Our steel models have to be set up with the screws that are included in the package. After assembling the levels, you have to insert the bottom tray that helps distributing the water and keeps out larger vermin. All in all, assembling the levels just takes a few minutes!
Step 2: You have to fill up half of the first level with soil. Then you put a seed potato in each corner. Afterwards, you add a layer of soil. The bucket should be filled up leaving only a few centimetres up to the rim.
Step 3: This is even easier than the previous step: Just put the next level on top of the one you filled before and repeat step two for every level of your potato tower.
Paul Potato Starter
Paul Potato Starter Steel
Paul Potato Stahl X-Large
How to take care of your potato plants:
There is, of course, an optimum amount of water each plant should receive. For potato plants, the optimum amount is smaller than most people would imagine. Why? Potato plants should not be watered too much and especially the leaves should be left free from water, as the plants have a tendency to get mouldy and rot. The ideal time of the day for watering is in the morning. And: water the roots, not the leaves! This means that you should only water the edges of the lower levels of your Paul Potato. On the uppermost level, you can water the whole area. Use most of the water on the uppermost level – the water will drip into the lower levels, therefore they do not need as much water as the uppermost one.
To provide the best nutrients to your potato plants, we advise you to use fertilizers. These support the growth of the plants ideally. You just have to mix the fertilizer into the first layer of soil before planting the seed potatoes. In our shop you can find sheep’s wool fertilizer as well as vegan liquid fertilizer.