Haven't had an issue. ", "Like Carol M above, I am in the pacific northwest, Victoria BC. The e-mail does not appear to be correct. Expect "seed potatoes" to be available to purchase? It really doesn’t matter what container you use, so long as it has adequate drainage holes at the base to allow excess water to freely drain away. The foliage is likely to be very spindly and yellowed, and the plant may really struggle. Sounds like you're a potato pro! indeterminates, like some tomatoes, will continue to create "fruit" as they grow, therefore hilling is more important for an increased yield. potato thing a try. ", "Sounds interesting...potatoes in containers. Salad potatoes work especially well and I love the variety ‘Charlotte’ for its firm-yet-creamy, oval tubers. They will be ready when plants start flowering or soon after - it depends on the variety you are growing. After they flower and begin to turn brown, remove the bag and gather up the spuds.This has not been as detailed as possible, any questions, just ask. The second time I mulched with some straw. Thank you. I should not dig up until flowers appear but no flowers :( Thanks", "Hi Becky. Presumably even after flowering tuber growth will continue until all the foliage dies off? Is this acceptable, or do I need a different kind of soil? I've harvested one box thus far, it's about 4 feet x 2.5 feet, and the yield was ~ 17 lbs. Thanks for prompt reply! I always leave some poking proud of the newly added soil, just in case. Actively growing plants will also benefit from a couple of liquid feeds during their growing time; use a balanced organic fertilizer such as seaweed extract. Do they need to flower for the potatoes to grow? Let us know how you get on with this season's potatoes. now, I want to use your formula. Just shows that you can learn something every day. Basics Ease of Growing Easy Grown as Annual Days to Maturity 60-80 (Spring/Summer), 70-90 (Fall/Winter) Growing Habit-Hardiness Half Hardy. There are two types of potatoes for the potato grower; determinate and indeterminate. ", "Hi Joe. Growing on a 1st floor patio with high parapet wall - could have put pots themselves in shade. Nevertheless, the crop was very respectable, particularly given an almost complete lack of rain and no watering. My growing site was a gravel driveway, which was impossible to cultivate, so in certain adverse situations it would be very helpful to find a work around that makes tire growing possible. Some are about 3 inches tall and some about an inch. ", "Hi all from Mass, I started my potato container late May in 20 gal buckets. Yukon Gold potatoes store well as long as the potatoes are cured first. You have a few options here. The room should be humid and well-ventilated. Good luck! Seems like the first time I did this and didn't hill or use much soil, I had a way better yield in terms of cu ft of soil used, however, there are a lot of variables...", "I'm a spud newbie. and continue to cover the small plants until you reach the top of the bag. ", "Hi Manomano. Place a 3-4 inch layer of loose soil, heavily amended with. I would stick to planting in a single layer. Growing in sacks and following the exact plan you show in your video. Thanks for alerting me to this. Yukon Gold potatoes grow best in well-drained soil that's loose and easily dug. These well-known tubers are easy to grow at home. We’re going to sprout them first – a process known as ‘chitting’ by the potato gurus. There is one point I'm confused about though. Keep them in a light, cool place (but frost free). Brush loose soil off the potatoes, and store them in a cool, dry place until you are ready to use them. In the UK, seed potatoes are often grown in Scotland where there seems to be less of a problem with disease etc, so it's easier to guarantee good, clean seed potatoes. ", " Hello David and SteveP. If you've seen any pests or beneficial insects in your garden in the past few days please report them to The Big Bug Hunt and help create a warning system to alert you when bugs are heading your way. They will all be treated the same, so we will see what difference growing medium and for one, the number of tubers, makes. ", "So you can use straw instead of soil after you lay the 4" base of soil and the 4" cover soil? What could be better than unearthing handsome nuggets of potato from a chocolate-brown soil? I then let them sit for a day or two to 'skin over'. Where to Position Your Container. "As soon as the foliage begins to die down it’s time to tip out the contents of your container"", "Hi Ben, Thanks for supporting this discussion about hilling potatoes. It's been a month since I have written and I have 2 questions. If you notice blight on your crops remove all the affected leaves and stem and toss them away. ", "David a better analogy would be that your flowers now have small tomatoes growing on them, potatoes and tomatoes being closely related. At the end of the season, I allow the tub mix to compost over the winter, then add more dirt and sand to use as permanent fill for tubs to be used for peppers and kitchen herbs. By feeling about like this you will be able to prolong the period of eating, while allowing plants to grow on and swell those tubers that remain. Harvest ‘new’ potatoes just after the plants flower. Sarpo Axona was infected with blight but half of the plants escaped it so there was still a harvest, though smaller than otherwise might have been expected. My query is instead of repeated hilling, what if the container is filled to the brim the first time the seed potato is sowed. Use a soil blend made for acid-loving plants or amend soil with an acid mix fertilizer according to package directions. I now know which varieties to concentrate when growing in containers. Can I take out some and the others will grow bigger? I backfill the plants to the top with a mix of 1 5-gallon pail of black dirt mixed with 1.5 5-gallon pails of spaghnum peat moss, and a half pail of chicken compost. Eight polypropylene bags were used each measuring 18” square and 24” deep. Often potatoes planted 'upside-down' will right themselves anyhow, with the shots turning to grow upwards and onwards to break ground. ", "Hello all, My potted red potato has not flowered. What are your thoughts? ", "Hi all, I live in the UK and am new to growing veg. ", "Very clear and precise video..I’m about to plant my first lot of seed potatoes and hope to have SOME success fingers crossed..thank you", "Fingers crossed for you Elizabeth - good luck! I would say there's no benefit to cutting the flowers off the plants. To increase tuber size make sure you water regularly - this is key! When the sprout is planted, it develops into a stem. If you’d like to sprout (or “chit”) your seed potatoes, put them in an open paper bag in a cool, semi-darkened room for a few weeks before planting. Me a spud rookie too,but `i`ve just harvest my first of 5 bags(Pound Shop) of early Charlottes and am very happy with the results.Getting about 5lbs+ per bag and some are very big. In the low desert, full sun is preferred for the fall planting of potatoes. ", "Hi, I got brave (?) Make sure you earth up bit by bit, to give the plants enough time to adapt between earthings up. We just harvested them, and found that all of the potatoes were in the bottom of the pot - none formed in any of the earthed up areas. I've heard that growing in a more acidic medium avoids scab, is that okay for potatoes? If you look closely at the shoots you can usually see that they are a combination of the fatter shoot that will form the stem, and then thinner, wiry roots coming out from the base of this shoot. Potatoes do grow very vigorously, so no need to be concerned! It’s important to keep soil evenly damp, but not wet. Thank you First, the container must be big enough. I was super careful! ", " I think I'll stick with 5 for mine then. Potatoes grown in the ground look for moisture in surrounding soil while container-grown potatoes rely on the moisture you provide. I've planted some in ericaceous and others in general purpose to see what happens. You should get between 5lb and 10lb per pot, but this does depend on weather, watering and feeding. You’re Sure to Dig Growing These Spuds! I tried it because people were saying how well it worked and it seems to be true. In simple terms, what is the amount you'd expect to get in a regular garden plot with modest hilling, vs. a container or tire arrangement where a bin is built around the plant and mulched all the way up to the top? The shoots will slowly sprout. ", "hi, im wondering if it too late to start growing potatoes at this time. ", "Hi Susi. Second, the container must drain well – potatoes like moist but not soggy soil. Good luck with your crop - hope you get lots of spuds! Once potatoes have sprouted, cut larger potatoes in pieces. However, you may find you can harvest a few smaller, 'new' potatoes before that point. Start by perhaps feeling for the spuds with your hands. As the vine grows, the plant produces thick roots. Stake a trash bag, bottom slit open, over the hole. Elsewhere I did read of health risks from contaminants in tyres. 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