Added by on 2013-04-03

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote Growing Potatoes in a container garden is easy. This potato garden is filled with Idaho potato buds that were originally store bought from the supermarket, but sat around too long and sprouted. I thought I would give it a try and grow the potatoes in a container garden bucket. Video Rating: 4 / 5 This is my first try at growing potatoes in containers. I`m trying purple potatoes and golden potatoes. I think I started them too late but will go ahead and grow these and start some more in August. So look out for a update video in the next few months provided all goes well. I got the idea from dianemummvideos.

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  • SurviveWithMeDotCom 7 years ago

    What? size bucket is that? 10 gallon?

  • InspiredByBrad 7 years ago

    It seems that conventional store-bought potatoes are sprayed with a nasty chemical that prevents them from growing roots. (Do a YouTube search for “bud nip potatoes organic” to see an amazing demonstration). Using organic would be the best way to go since they are not sprayed. In fact, my local store’s produce manager told me they have trouble stocking organic potatoes because they grow roots so fast and then they can’t sell them. I avoid foods sprayed with chemicals that kill or? slow life.

  • Matthew Brennan 7 years ago

    Thank you for the great videos! Are there drain holes in? the bottom of that container?

  • BakingNana 7 years ago

    I seem to recall that the old “can’t use storebought potatoes” comes from the? fact that store potatoes used to be treated in some way to retard sprouting. Judging from how fast store-bought potatoes sprout for me, that must no longer be the case!

  • Arnold Manabat 7 years ago

    you be more specific as to how often to water the potatoes? Once? a day? Twice a day?

  • jamescc2010 7 years ago

    How long will it take to harvest? Do you keep it under full sun??

  • Stephanie Ker 7 years ago

    Loved this? I really hope to do this. Did you do it during a certain time of year? Inside or outside?

  • Hc2695 7 years ago

    Aww look at the? dog. Just wish housebreaking pets was easy

  • droolerdork 7 years ago


  • 68NYC 7 years ago

    Very helpful.

  • RetroPrepper 7 years ago

    I had to click *LIKE* about :04 when your little buddy appeared! I just tried gardening for the first time this year and raised potatoes in containers also. I haven’t harvested them yet,? so I don’t know the results, but I’m going to try mounding them like you described next year. I also just used potatoes from the grocery store: two containers of russets and one of reds.

  • woodenshoelane 7 years ago

    @fixedgearforlife, I agree! There were ppl telling me not to bother trying to grow potato from store bought, but I think they are full of it? too. (monsanto cheerleaders).

  • aJThomasine330 7 years ago

    it’s awesome.?

  • M. Whitmore 7 years ago

    I just watch Mel Video and he was saying to add soil as it goes up not the way you did it I hope it does well. I tried his way and I have 10 lbs of potateos and far sized. I am? now growing more the way he said and I am going to try your way and see what happens. OR if it will make any differents.

  • stymye 7 years ago

    basic store brand potatoes are designed for mechanical harvest , therefore they put out most of their yield at one time , so they are not designed for hilling (adding soil along the stem to promote stolons/more potatoes).. so .. wrong potato , wrong technique.. I have no doubt you will get “some” potatoes .. but this is really not ideal at all.. there is a reason people recommend seed potatoes and specific varieties… many have tried this and many? have failed ..including myself ..

  • DoxieLovers4ever 7 years ago

    Thanks for the video Sampson is extremely cute! ?

  • ANTHIMOS avramidis 7 years ago

    kalos? malakas!!!

  • fixedgearforlife 7 years ago

    Despite what people have told me I planted organic store bought potatoes and they worked just fine. I harvested just as much or more potatoes than people who used some certified potato seeds. I don’t know if people realize this or not but even those certified potato seeds are regular potatoes with? eyes. Anyone who says you can’t grow potatoes using store bought spuds is f***ing lying.

  • rebk1228 7 years ago

    I am growing potatoes in one of those reusable shopping bags and they are doing awesome! They are about a foot tall now and super lush and strong. The bag allows for good drainage and it’s light enough for me to move it where it’s nice and sunny. I condition the soil with Jobe’s organic fertilizer and bokashi. I haven’t seen any awful critters yet, thanks to? some helpful ladybugs that keeps them clear of aphids and other pests. So far so good 🙂

  • MangaPixel 7 years ago

    Hi there, I’m? a little confused as to how to properly grow mine. Do the potatoes have to be fully covered in soil after cutting it to pieces [with sprouting eyes on the surface + 2 or so days to gain ‘crust’]? And does the bucket/pot have to be placed in a completely dark room or should there be sunlight. I know it may seem like a silly question but some people have mentioned that it should be in a dark room.

  • snowbirdling 7 years ago

    Hey,? this is great! I wonder if I could fit a bin like that on my balcony!
    I featured your video on my huge list of hobbies Just thought you’d like to know 🙂

  • BlueRoseRocketBand2 7 years ago

    Thanks. ?

  • lakemarygardens 7 years ago

    You are correct. I need to add more soil as the potatoes grow taller. Good I think in a few months maybe September I will see new potatoes. yum!?

  • Gehenna71 7 years ago

    I think you have to add more soil.? The potatoes in the bigger container are no bigger than mine. They’ll be just fine, not to late.