Planting Container Grown Potatoes
I never realized how simple it would be to do container grown potatoes in pots till I watched this video. You should have a go. You will be surprised when it comes time to harvest what you were able to achieve.
Dead simple, using a 30 litre pot fill it up half full with any multipurpose compost.
Then add 2 oz of Blood Fish & Bone fertilizer; each country will have its own slightly different mix. If you can find a special potato fertilizer you can do half the pots with the blood fish and bone and in the other half use 1 oz of Potato Magic fertilizer (US) and mix in well.
Next push 2 seed potatoes into the compost about 2″ above the bottom of the pot. Place the pots in shallow drills on the soil and draw soil around the base to cover the drainage holes so the emerging roots can then grow on further into the soil beneath.
Once the plant emerges slowly top up the pot leaving a few inches of stem above the soil. Keep repeating this process until the pot is completely topped up with compost.
Water well in dry weather and expect anything up to 10 pounds (around 5 kilos) of spuds per pot when harvesting.
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