Potatoes!

I know its not the right season to sow potatoes but this post aims to make you ready well before the season arrives! πŸ™‚

Growing potatoes is pretty different from growing an eggplant or a tomato! So here’s how we do it!

Step 1: Select the potatoes with shoots!

Step 2: You can use the whole of a potato or just cut the portion of the potato with shoot and use it.

Step 3: Fill the soil(mixed with compost) in a bag. There are many Planting Bags or Grow Bags available. If you don’t wish to purchase one, use a gunny sack or a big cloth/plastic bag! There are many advantages of using a bag instead of a container to grow potatoes. The most important one being ease of harvesting. However if you’re not comfortable you can choose to grow your potatoes in a container. Just ensure that the container or pot is big enough.

Step 4:Β Plant the potato with shoots in the bag.

Step 5: Now just regularly water the plant and enjoy them growing

Step 6: Potatoes have very beautiful leaves and act as a great decor

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Step 7: Have a look at the flowers!

Step 8: Potatoes take from 8 weeks to 14 weeks to grow. You can dig in slightly to find out how well they are growing!

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Step 9: Harvest it! Just pick up the bag and empty it! Take out all your potatoes! Many people like small potatoes so they harvest them a bit early. For those of you who like big potatoes harvest them only when they have fully grown!

Note: For all my friends in India: Start around mid-November! You’ll know it instinctively as all the potatoes in basket will start developing shoots! πŸ™‚

HAPPY GARDENING! πŸ™‚

16 thoughts on “Potatoes!

      1. Thank you for your kind words… I am learning gardening as well, so think I would love to learn from your blog as well.. I see you have very interesting tips and blogs.. Thank god I found you!!!!

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      2. So glad to know that! I really hope my Blog helps! I am also coming up with a series on how to set up your garden right from scratch! Starting July 21st! Hope it helps! Thank You for Stopping By! πŸ™‚

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