If you’ve ever had a homegrown potato, you know that they are way tastier. In fact, they are the easiest vegetables to grow. They can adapt to any soil and they are perfect for growing in containers. You can even let your children help you in the gardening process.
Things you would need to grow potatoes in containers
- Organic Seed potatoes
- Potting soil
- Organic Fertilizer
- Sun and water
Get the Potatoes Ready
Cut firm, certified organic seed potatoes into small egg-size pieces, each with one or two “eye” or stem buds. Make sure to dry them for a day or two before planting them.
Prepare the containers
Prepare any medium size container that holds at least two or three gallons of soil and has enough holes for excess water to drain.
Fill the bottom of each container with a few inches of potting soil, which will be where potato roots will grow. Add in organic fertilizer and mix. The containers can be placed on your patio, balcony, or in any spot in your yard that receives full sun.
Plant three or four potato seed pieces in the soil – don’t crowd them. Cover them with a couple of inches of soil.
Water the potatoes well. Remember that one of the keys to growing potatoes is keeping your soil moist, not wet.
Once the plants grow to 6-inches (15 cm) tall, add more soil to the container. Repeat the process every 2-weeks or so until the container is full.
Harvest the potatoes
Potatoes are done growing when their foliage begins to turn yellow. Do not water at this point and allow the foliage to die. Dump out the container and dig through the soil for the potatoes.
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