potatoes

@savypat (20246)
United States
September 15, 2008 6:01pm CST
Have you ever raised potatoes in a trash sack? The reason to do this is to save space in your garden, give them fresh loose soil which they love and make sure each year they get raised in different soil, since they carry some bad stuff with them if you plant them in the same garden. Of course you will punch some holes in the sack for drainage and put it in a bin so that it holds it's shape but it works great and it makes digging the potatoes very easy. All this sounds good to me, I'm going to try it next year. Any advice?
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@peavey (16815)
• United States
16 Sep 08
I've heard of this but haven't tried it. Potatoes are very easy to grow here, but I've run out of room to rotate them, so that may be a good idea for next year. I wish I could grow enough to last all year!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Thanks for your response. I wish I could raise enough for a year, but I don't really have the room to store them. We love potatoes, we raise the red ones.
@peavey (16815)
• United States
16 Sep 08
I've grown both the reds and the russets, but like the red potatoes better from the garden. They don't store as well as russets do, though.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
18 Sep 08
It's pretty much like container gardening, which works for so many things. The really great thing about it is being able to move it so that you get the most sun. I like using containers for strawberry plants.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
18 Sep 08
Yes it's like container gardening, maybe just a little bit deeper. Thanks for your response
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
15 Sep 08
Gee I might try this myself, with the prices of things in the supermarket these days I think I might start growing a few things, I did plant a few tomatoes last year so this year i might try some potatoes, thank you for the idea.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Just make sure you have good drainage from the sack and from the bin, potatoes don't like wet feet at all, they will rot on you. Good Luck