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How to Plant Potatoes in a Container

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4. Planting Potatoes In A Pot
 
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  • Mix free draining soil with fertilizer and moist them.
  • Fill in the container with 4 inches deep of growing medium.
  • Cut the seed potatoes into 2-inch chunks that have some eyes. You can plant small potatoes as they are.
  • Plant the chunks in container with 5-7 inches between apart.
  • Cover the seeds with 3 inches of moist soil / growing medium.
  • After the potatoes grow around 7 inches, cover them with more soil. Continue to cover the small plants until you reach the top of the bag or container.
  • Keep the potatoes in containers are well watered but not soggy.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.