How to Grow Potatoes in Bags, Containers and Small Spaces
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Did you know how to Grow Potatoes in Bags, Containers and Small Spaces? Quite possibly you didn’t even realize you could! I’m here to tell you indeed you can, and I’m gonna show you how in a few easy peasy steps!
It’s EASY to Grow Potatoes in Bags, Containers and Small Spaces! I’m gonna show you how to!
FIRST STEP: Purchase your seed potatoes. What is a seed potato? Potato tubers or seed potatoes are grown and sold online by garden centers to be certified of diseases. They are grown specifically for producing more potatoes. It is not advised to try to grow a potato from your local grocery store.
WHEN TO PLANT POTATOES & IMPORTANT TIPS: This is determined by your zone. I am in Zone 8b in North Carolina and found it’s best to start my potatoes in late March. It typically takes 3-4 months of growing time for potatoes. They need around 6-8 hours of direct sunlight and regular watering, however not overwatering. As they grow, you will need to continue to top off the soil to keep your potatoes covered at all times.
SECOND STEP: Prepare your soil. I like to use THIS Soil where I easily purchased on Amazon. Fill your Grow Bags with soil. You may be wondering why I use grow bags verses containers? Quite simple, they are easy to move around with the handy handles, they are easily stored each year, and I have to say they are quite cute sitting upon my little garden stool! I have found these grow bags work best for me! They are sturdy, and very affordable.
THIRD STEP: Prepare your seed potatoes. Not much prep is needed, however you can cut each seed potato if you choose. I personally find it easy to just plant each seed potato as is. Plant 3-4 seed potatoes per grow bag.
FOURTH STEP: Watch them Grow! Water, however do not over water. Make certain they are in a sunny spot. Cover with Netting if Needed. ( I used This Netting)
FINAL STEP: Harvest Time is SO much Fun! When the potatoes start dying back is when I have found it to the perfect time to harvest. I like to grab my handy dandy much loved wheel barrow by worx which I absolutely adore! If you don’t have one of these for all of your garden needs, I highly suggest it! Now simply pour each bag into your wheel barrow and start digging, feeling around the soil for buried potato treasures. It’s so much fun! Almost like a child digging in the sand for treasures!
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