After making a video for this site, we made a few videos for Marshalls which I’d forgotten about until they uploaded them on Youtube and I was contacted by a gentleman in Kuwait for advice on growing potatoes in sacks!
Growing Potatoes in Sacks – Main Points
- Use a bag between 30 and 40 litre capacity with drainage holes
- Use a good quality compost – the finer the better. Cheap composts with bits of wood and so on will damage the crop
- Add a little fertiliser to the compost as you top up the bag
- Put three well chitted seed potatoes in per sack – no more.
- Keep well watered as they grow – never let the compost dry out but don’t drown them!
- Use a first or second early variety of potato
Growing potatoes in sacks enables everyone to grow at least a few on the patio or even a balcony. You can even start them off really early in a greenhouse and move to outside when the weather improves later in the season.
There is a lot more information on the site about growing potatoes
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