Compost for potatoes?

Ray Dunford asked 11 years ago

I am growing potatoes in tubs (2nd earlies) and the instructions state t I should put 6” of compost into a tub on top of which I then place the potato etc. It then states that I should cover the potato with compost etc. My question is simple in that ‘is it ok to use a mixture of earth and homemade compost instead of just compost that I could buy at a garden centre?’

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Any good compost, home-made or bought, will do the job. Some soil to 60 or 70% soil is good. Some liquid feedin mightbe needed if growth is slow because watering, often necessary in a pot, tends to wash out nutrients.