Check out the 10 ways to grow potatoes whether you have a big backyard or you own a small balcony you will find here, at least, one idea that will interest you.
There are actually many different ways to cultivate potatoes and you can choose one according to the available space and needs. If you don’t have a large vegetable garden you can grow potatoes in pots, in a bag or in a bin and if you have space you can plant potatoes in rows or in raised beds.
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10 Ways to Grow Potatoes
Even those who have plenty of space in their gardens can also discover new potato planting ideas and tips from this post.
You can cultivate potatoes in grocery bags. The idea is very easy to imitate and is absolutely free.
To grow potatoes in grocery store bag, all you have to do is to fill the bag with the light nutrient rich soil, place your sprouted potatoes. You will have to add more soil as the plants grow.
The same procedure that is used for the bag, you can try to grow potatoes in the burlap sacks and trash bags. You can also grow gingers in a similar way. Read a tutorial here.
3. Growing Potatoes in Pots on the Balcony
Grow potatoes in pots is very simple. Just read our article.
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Potatoes are one of the vegetables that can be grown in almost anything. If you have a bucket or a trash can, just plant the potatoes. A 5-10 gallon bucket is ideal. Read a tutorial on Instructables.
The most classic method in our list of 10 ways to grow potatoes. If you have space then plant potatoes in your home garden arranging them in well-spaced rows. Space seed potatoes 8 to 12 inches within the row and 30 to 36 inches between the rows. The soil for growing potatoes must be light and free from debris, stones, and weeds.
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You will be going to improve the cultivation of potatoes in the garden with ease, thanks to the mulching with straw. To know more about this, the two articles given below will help you.
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The tower of potatoes is a type of raised beds used for the cultivation that allows adding of new soil following the growth of the plants. This way you use the vertical space. When the surrounding soil is poor and polluted, the potato tower allows you to use rich and clean soil. To build the potato tower, you can use wood or other recycled materials.
Here is a rather unusual but effective method to cultivate potatoes. It is about creating the cylinders in the garden. The soil is added gradually as the potatoes grow. It is a useful solution for areas with poor soil or the parts that affect from heavy rains, where the ground is likely to remain wet.
For this, take hardware cloth with ¼-inch mesh and make a cylinder that is about 24 inches high and 18 inches wide in diameter. Fill it with 5-6 inches of soil in the bottom and then plant 4 seed potatoes. Cover them with 4 inches of soil. Continue to add soil as the plants grow. At the time of harvest, lift up the cylinder and remove the soil to pick the potatoes.
9. Growing Potatoes in Raised bed
Growing potatoes in the raised bed is the best way to increase the yield, fewer weeds and improved drainage are a few pros of this method. You can find out how to grow potatoes in raised beds here.
10. Growing Potatoes in Tires
If you are fancy bout growing potatoes in tires. Here’s an interesting article that you may like to read.
Something Different- Tomtato
TomTato is a very unusual solution in which you can grow potatoes and tomatoes together. Tomtato is the result of grafting of the grafting of a cherry tomato plant and white potato plant. To read more on this, read this article.
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