We showed you how to plant potatoes in containers a few weeks ago using the same steps that we used to plant our own. We transplanted them into bigger containers and even though the progress has been slow due to the weather, we wanted to give you an update.
We started out with red potatoes that looked like this:
We also planted some Yukon Gold potatoes. We moved them both to larger laundry buckets (we added drainage holes underneath) and now they are really starting to grow pretty well even thought its been as cold as a polar bears toenails in South Carolina!
Here’s what they look like now:
Not bad huh? I told you… Easy as 1.2.3. Now, I will let them grow about three more inches then add more soil as they grow. I’ll cover up all but a few top leaves as the plant gets taller. I’ll repeat that process until the potatoes reach the top of the bucket. We’ve got four laundry buckets of potatoes growing and may add a couple more as the temperatures stabilize.
In a couple of months, these plants will turn yellow and die off and that’s when we’ll dig in and harvest the new potatoes. We’ll keep you posted on their progress and would love to hear about yours.
Any questions? Have you ever tried growing potatoes in containers? How did they turn out?