Grow Bags of Spuds

If you don't have a space in your garden for a vegetable patch, you can grow potatoes in bags or containers on your patio.

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Grow Potatoes in Hessian SacksEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

When to Start: late winter
At Their Best: summer
Time to Complete: 1 hour

Materials Needed:

  • seed potatoes
  • several bags or large pots
  • soil-based compost
  • watering can

Plant Potatoes

Make sure your container has adequate drainage holes, then put 8 inches of compost in the base. Place one or two seed potatoes per pot or sack on top of the compost. Cover them with about 4 inches of compost and water in well.

Plant Potatoes in SackEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Keep Earthing Up

As the potatoes grow, unroll your sack to make the sides higher. Keep covering the new growth with compost; don't worry, the shoots will soon find their way through the soil. When you reach the top, and can hill up no more, just let the plants grow. Water regularly. New potatoes can be harvested any time after flowering.

Earth Up PotatoesEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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