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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote I’ve never tried this before, but I’m seeing if I can plant potatoes and let them grow in a pot instead of in a garden bed. Who knows! Video Rating: 4 / 5

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14 Comments

  • Wendy Chartrand 3 years ago

    Nancy have you tried planting potatoes in old tires? just keep raising it
    up with more soil and another tire as you go along, or so I’m told. Worth a
    try and a good use for the tires, plus they generate heat being black and
    in the sun, so am thinking would need good watering.

  • Lansing Allison 3 years ago

    put them in a brown paper beg in a warm place until the eyes grow more

  • Emma Meek 3 years ago

    that soil looks increadably rich…..lucky you.

  • Stephanie Gomez 3 years ago

    Love this idea ! We planted 2 small gardens in our yard last week (well,
    Julian & the boys did).I can’t wait until my sunflowers bloom ! We planted
    sunflowers, corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons & spearmint. Julian
    watched this video with me. We’re planting taters in buckets, next week !
    🙂

  • GrenadeChick99 3 years ago

    Clean garbage cans and enough soil to make heavy, then use straw and soil.
    The harvested taters will be clean too.

  • magicion9 3 years ago

    potatoes sold in grocery stores for food are generally treated so they do
    not sprout; sometimes they do, and grow; sometimes they sprout and fizzle;
    sometimes they will make potatoes (but generally fewer) than seed potatoes.
    LOVE YOUR FLOOR SPIGOT! 😉 I’m planting my potatoes this year in
    bottomless bins placed on top of the dirt: start the potatoes in the dirt,
    then, as the vine grows, fill the bin with straw, leaf much, etc. the spuds
    grow big and clean, and can be stored in place.

  • NancyToday 3 years ago

    I can’t promise the results, this is just an experiment on my part! The
    bigger the container, the better, though! Good luck!

  • mormonwoman52 3 years ago

    Nancy- you’re crazy-and I LOVE LOVE LOVE you

  • ceahorse56 3 years ago

    Your pots where to small, smaller pots dry out quicker and overheat and
    cook the roots. I have 2 manure baskets half bury in the ground I grow
    potatoes in. Works great! You could have bury that rubber-made container
    and it shall had worked. I grow potatoes so I can have a few new potatoes
    then cook with fresh green beans Yum!

  • NancyToday 3 years ago

    If I’m going to bury the pots, then I may as well have planted them in the
    ground.

  • steviebboy69 3 years ago

    i did see someone on here that grew them in pots. pioneerliving? something
    like that . i am growing some radish in window box pots , i put them in the
    sun and bring them in before the sun goes down. it warms them up. they may
    grow even in winter?

  • NancyToday 3 years ago

    I’m done with planting in pots! Nowhere near as easy as putting them in the
    ground! I didn’t know you had to water them all the time! Never again!

  • LiLtinee 3 years ago

    If it works, fantastic; if it doesn’t, it didn’t cost you anything to try!
    Dena

  • NancyToday 3 years ago

    @GrenadeChick99 It didn’t work last year. Willem’s trying it again this
    year, though.