Experimenting on growing potatoes in one of those grow-potato bags/containers!
Potato Growing Guide
- if cutting up potatoes to regrow, cut up 2 days earlier. Gives time for potato to heal and form protective layer over cuts. Good for moisture retention & rot resistance.
- don’t pack potatoes tightly when planting. About 5-7 inches apart. Cover with about 10cm soil layer. As shoots appear, add more layers to cover them. Continue to rim of container.
- eyes face upwards
- 60-90 days after planting
- harvest only after foliage has died back. Cut browning foliate to the ground. Wait 10-14 days. This allows potatoes to grow a thick enough skin. But don’t wait too long. Potatoes will rot.
- allow harvested potatoes to sit for up to 14 days, in a cool dry place to ensure skin cures and then can be kept longer
- loose well drained
- couple of liquid feeds during growing time (before foliage reaches top of container) – balanced organic fertiliser (e.g. seaweed extract)
- water regularly during tubers stage
- container potatoes: water regularly as they grow to tubers and once the foliage has filled out. Don’t drown them. Just keep soil moist
- Well watered but not soggy
cabbage family, corn, eggplant, flax pea
cucumber, melons, pumpkin, raspberry, squash, sunflower, tomato
- do not eat green potatoes (poisonous)
- storing apples with potatoes will cause potatoes to rot
Our Potato Progress
Using the grow-potato container.