How to grow potatoes in a Planter Bag

It is easy to grow potatoes in a bag even when you have no garden.

10 good reasons why I love this planter bags from Green Harvest:

  1.  easy to move around with their reinforced stitched handles and base
  2. perfect for all apartment dwellers
  3. they are available in four different sizes ( 35L, 75L, 100L and 400L)
  4. versatile for planting leafy greens, herbs, tomatoes, dwarf fruit trees,  potatoes and lots more
  5. high yield for a small area
  6. your crop is isolated from invading tree roots and weeds
  7. sturdy, long lasting and can be reused over and over again
  8.   easy to cover and protect from predators and the elements
  9. expand you growing area to include the deck, the driveway and pathways
  10. create your own no dig garden by simply filling with soil, compost, worm castings and organic  fertilizer

Step one:

  • buy certified disease free tubers from Green Harvest
  • plant about 25cm apart and 10cm from the surface

When to grow potatoes:

  • as soon as the frost has passed (spring and summer)
  • in warmer subtropical areas autumn and winter as well

What climate to your potatoes prefer:

  • mild ,cool and temperate (not in the tropics)

What your potatoes needs:

  • loose loamy acidic soil
  • organic phosphate, nitrogen and potassium can be added
  • companion plants for potatoes are beans and peas(pop one or two in the bag when the bag is full)

When can you harvest your potatoes: 

  • usually ready 3-4 months after planting
  • start digging when the tops and leaves die down
  • crop after a good rainfall to firm the skins
  • brush off the soil and store in a cool dark place

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Other pages of interest:

  1. good bug mix to attract the good bugs
  2. nets to  stop the fruit fly
  3. companion planting

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