1 outdoor potato growing bag
Bag size: approx: 300mm x 300mm x 450mm
You will need 40 litres of multi-purpose compost and 3 seed potatoes per bag.
Plant as follows:
Choose a sheltered site with good drainage.
Fill the bag two thirds full of compost and water so the compost is moist.
Place 3 tubers on top of the compost, evenly spaced, approx 15cm (6) apart
Be careful not to damage any that may have already chifted (Sprouted)
Cover with another 10cm (4″) of compost and water again. Check weekly,
watering if required and checking the bag is not becoming water logged.
As the plants grow add more compost until the bag is full. Additional potatoes
will grow from covered stems. For best results, add a liquid fertilizer no more than
once every two weeks(a liquid tomato feed will suffice)
After approx 12 weeks, the potatoes should be ready to harvest. If any potatoes
are green, this is because they have been too close to the surface and have been
exposed to sunlight. Do not eat any green parts as these are poisonous. After
harvesting, empty the compost onto your garden and re-use bag for growing other
Chitting potatoes is the process of starting growth before planting in the bag. This
is optional for spring planting but can result in quicker growth. Place tubers in a
single layer in a tray or egg box in a light and warm place. When the eyes have
opened and shoots are visible (after at least two weeks), you can plant them out
as described above.
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