I planted 8 spuduckets today out of which I expect to get 150 to 200 lbs of spuds.
Spuds plus Bucket equals Spuducket.
For those who don't know a Spuducket (a word I coined so why would you know?) is a 5 gallon plastic bucket to which I drill a few holes about 1 inch up from the bottom around the sides of the bucket. I then fill it will gravel until the holes are covered. I put in a 1/2 inch of soil, set the seed spud on top, then barely cover with dirt. As the plant grows I continue to add dirt until the dirt is level with the top of the bucket. Don't cover the growing plant completely, always leave a few leaves at the top exposed. Once the dirt is level with the top let the plant mature.
Once it blooms and wilts dump the bucket up side down and out spill the spuds. Great way to dig them.
The spuds will be packed almost solid inside the bucket and the dirt level will actually be pushed above the top of the bucket as the spuds grow. Yield should be between 10-20 pounds of spuds per bucket.
If you wish the spuds can be left in the buckets and stored inside an outbuilding, garage, or basement until needed.
This also works with peanuts. I planted 12 peanut seeds which I will transfer to 5 gallon buckets once they are a few weeks old. I don't know how many I'll get to grow, but I'm going to be saving the peanut harvest as seeds for next year when I plan to plant 2 5X10 raised beds with peanuts. Then I'll save some for seed and roast and eat the rest.