Growing potatoes and garlic

Growing potatoes and garlic

I have next week off work (YAAAAAAY!) so I'm going to get some stuff done around the garden. I have plans to plant some potatoes as well as some garlic and need your hints and tips please! I've never grown them before. How much sun do they need? How often should I water? I'll probably be planting the garlic in a pot - how big should it be and what sort of soil, manure, etc should be in there? The potatoes are going to be grown in tyres because we don't have a lot of room. I was going to start them off with a mixture of soil, compost and straw - what do you guys think?
Looky what my DH surprised me with!

Looky what my DH surprised me with!

My new apartment!

My new apartment!

My room!!!

My room!!!

Cobaea scandens

Cobaea scandens

Two Clematis.

Two Clematis.

I’m so excited!!!

I’m so excited!!!