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How to Grow Potatoes In A Bag In Your Apartment

2017-06-05 12:00 #0 by: Evelina

Growing Potatoes In Your Apartment Is Much Easier Than You Would Think!

Potato plant

Start by getting  seed potatoes from the nursery. Most potatoes from the grocery store are grown with stuff that stunts the growth of buds. The seed potatoes from the nursery also are grown to resist pests and disease. 

Set the seed potatoes flat in a cardboard box lid, and spray with water continuously for a couple  weeks until sprouts form. They should not get dried out.

Once sprouts start forming put soil in small container and just set the potatoes in individual containers on the soil, this allows for roots to start growing. I made containers out of orange juice boxes. 

After a few weeks when the roots have grown and a potato plant starts emerging from the seed potatoes then you need to trasplant to a larger container. I used a cloth growing sack from the nursery. Burlap sacks and reusable shopping bags also work nicely. Plant two or three potatoes into each container. As the plant grows continually fill the container with soil. 

Water regularly, ensuring that  the to soil near the bottom also gets water. 

Potatoes are ready to be harvested after about ten weeks

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2017-06-06 13:54 #1 by: Emo

I had some in flower pots last year.

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2017-06-06 13:57 #2 by: Evelina

Oh cool! How did they turn out?

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2017-06-06 14:02 #3 by: Emo

Fine. I had a lot of them indoors (in the greenhouse). Outdoors they looked like this:

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2017-06-06 19:43 #4 by: Evelina

Wow! They look really nice Glad 

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2017-06-09 04:22 #5 by: tjonss

I really enjoyed this article. I love sweet potatoes and want to grow some.

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2017-06-12 08:57 #6 by: Evelina

Thanks! #5 Tjonss I just uploaded a how to article on going sweet potatoes, if you are interested. 

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