growing potatoes in containers

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Marie Daly asked 10 years ago

I want to grow some potatoes in containers and I want to know how many seed potatoes do I put in each container and will garden soil do or do I need to mix compost with it,if so could I use homemade compost or must it be bought compost.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Much depends on the size of the container. Potatoes are nomally planted about 35 to 40cm apart in rows 60 to 75 cm apart in the open ground. If you put too many plants in, there will be a lot of small potatoes.

Normally compost of some kind is mixed into soil in pots to keep it open so that water can drain through. Garden compost is fine. About one-third well-rotted compost.