Growing potatoes and bell peppers together in the same garden or container can be a unique and space-efficient gardening approach. Here’s a combined method that might surprise you:

Materials Needed:

  • Large containers or garden beds
  • Potting soil or well-draining garden soil
  • Seed potatoes or potato starts
  • Bell pepper seeds or seedlings
  • Watering can or hose
  • Fertilizer (optional)


  1. Choose a Suitable Container or Garden Bed:
    • Select a large container or garden bed that can accommodate both potatoes and bell peppers. Ensure it has good drainage.
  2. Fill with Soil:
    • Fill the container or garden bed with a well-draining potting mix or garden soil. Ensure it is loose and fertile.
  3. Plant Potatoes:
    • Plant seed potatoes in the bottom portion of the container or bed. Space the potatoes according to the recommendations for the specific variety you are growing.
  4. Cover Potatoes with Soil:
    • Add a layer of soil over the planted potatoes, leaving enough space near the top for planting bell peppers.
  5. Plant Bell Peppers:
    • Plant bell pepper seeds or seedlings in the remaining soil at the top of the container or bed. Space them according to the recommended spacing for bell peppers.
  6. Watering:
    • Water the container or bed thoroughly after planting. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Potatoes generally need more water, so monitor the moisture levels closely.