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Growing Potatoes in a tub?

Last post 27-04-2019 11:04 PM by BML. 5 replies.

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  • 27/02/2019 11:45 PM
    • BML
    • 14 Feb 2010
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     I would like to have a go at growing potatoes in a tub and wonder if I could do so using last years Tomato Grow Bags.

  • 28/02/2019 02:40 PM
    • Minnie77uk
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    If the growbags are unopened, then why not? Depending on the type of potato, I would be inclined to plant them near the bottom of the bag but only cover with about 4-6 inches of the compost and gradually cover until the bag is more or less full. There are lots of instructions online about how to grow spuds in tubs or bags etc.

  • 28/02/2019 04:40 PM
    • BML
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     Many thanks.

  • 27/04/2019 12:50 PM
    • BML
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     I put about 9 inches of compost in a used compost bag at the end of February with three seed potatoes covering them with compost.  As they showed green leaf I covered them with more compost and now the compost bag is full of compost and the potato leaf is showing 12 inches of green leaf with some bud.  I assume that there are new potatoes in some form in the used compost bag but how long should I wait to see if there useable?

  • 27/04/2019 05:47 PM
    • Minnie77uk
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    It depends on the variety of potato. If they are 'first earlies', then in about 10-12 weeks, when the tops start to die off, you should find there are new potatoes in the bag. 'Second earlies' & 'Main' crop potatoes take between 12 & 14 weeks before they get to this stage. By end of June-ish you might see this happening or it may be mid to late July, depending on type. I suggest you google 'growing potatoes'.

  • 27/04/2019 11:04 PM
    • BML
    • 14 Feb 2010
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     Mnay thanks.