Did you know you can grow potatoes in a container? It’s true! You can grow potatoes in a container and I’m going to attempt to show you how to do it with the video below. Growing potatoes in a container is ideal if you have limited gardening space like me!
Before you watch the video, I feel as though I should warn you about the lack of “greatness” to the video. I winged it the other night after Sienna had gone to bed. In other words, it’s not scripted, I didn’t fix my hair or get the leftover lasagna off my sleeve :P. And I gave some incorrect details in the video that I’ll write out correctly below the video. 🙂
There are a variety of containers you can use to grow potatoes, but I really like using a big plastic garbage can because it holds a lot.
Here are the 10 steps to growing potatoes in a container:
- Poke or drill several holes in the bottom of the garbage can.
- Place your container in a spot that will get a lot of sun throughout the day.
- Fill the bottom of the container with about 3 inches of soil.
- Place 4 – 5 whole seed potatoes into the soil, making sure they’re evenly spaced.
- Make sure the potatoes are completely covered by about two inches of soil.
- Water the potatoes thoroughly.
- Once the plants have grown to 7-8 inches in height, pour more soil into the container. The soil level should be about three inches from the top of the plants.
- Water the plants as needed. (Everyday, unless the rain gets them good)
- Each time the plants reach 7-8 inches above the soil level, pour more soil into the container, maintaining the soil at three inches from the top of the plants.
- At the end of the season, dump out the contents of your container and dig all around the soil to get your potatoes!
Have you ever tried growing potatoes in a container?