How To Grow Potatoes In A Container ( A hands on practical session)
Let’S get started what you need for growing potatoes is some seed, potatoes, a large container and some soil seed. Potatoes are potatoes that you buy from the shops that have been stored from the previous season and if they are guaranteed to be the variety that they say they are and also disease-free so what we are planting today, some rocket and thither seed potatoes. These are early season varieties. These potatoes should be ready by Christmas because they grow the quickest out of the varieties that are available, main crops and late crops take longer and they are planted a little bit later. The reason for that is so that you can extend the length of your crop season.
So what we’ve got here is two two tubs. Each of them have four or five inches of soil, and what we’re doing is just placing the potatoes just on top of the soil, with with the eyes of the potatoes facing towards us. The eyes on the potatoes are the bits where they shoot out and they have the new growth and you want to have those facing upwards. The ones on these Heather potatoes, quite aggressive and fuzzy. Not all potatoes, have that much of the eye visible.
If you look at the other ones, the rocket you can see that it’s certainly not as much so just make sure those are facing upwards, so we’re just covering the potatoes up now, just weren’t enough soil, so that the Sun won’t touch the skin of the potatoes. But not too much soil, we bought these seed potatoes, but we’re going to try and keep some of these that we grow as our own seed potatoes to use next year.