How To Grow Potatoes In Containers (Videos)

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Potatoes are so easy to grow, it is difficult to mess it up. Before moving this past year, my husband and I were so excited looking at Peaceful Valley's website that we ordered all the different potato seedlings they had in their online store. We really didn't know what we were doing, so when the package arrived we were overwhelmed with the amount of potatoes in that box. So we planted potatoes in every kind of medium and container possible.

We planted in hay, on compost, directly in the dirt, growing boxes, buckets, chicken wire and they all grew! They all fruited too! We love potatoes.

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Make a potato pot by cutting out the sides of a plant pot and putting it inside another one - this makes it easier to lift the plants out for harvesting.

Potatoes growing in containers are also at much less risk of pests and diseases. From our range you can buy seed potatoes for cropping throughout most of the year, including seed potatoes for Christmas which are becoming increasingly popular. 


How To Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes In a Barrel…

Other tips to grow bushels of barrel potatoes

  • After the first harvest, keep a few potatoes to use as seed potatoes next year.
  • Bush beans are a great companion plant for potatoes.
  • Instead of using soil, try growing potatoes in sawdust.
  • Experiment with different containers, seed potatoes and watering regimes.
  • If the above steps aren't sufficient, do some more research.


If you are going to use plastics as a form of container to grow your potatoes, maybe you should consider this graphic and get to know your plastics. 

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Here is some additional information on growing Potatoes for Beginners


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