Growing Potatoes in Containers: 10 Easy Steps



In this guide, we’ll tell you why growing potatoes in containers is usually better than growing them in the garden soil and how to grow them in 10 simple steps.

We’ll also look at the best potato varieties for containers and provide you with a few tips and growing methods that will make your potatoes more productive and easier to harvest.

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How to Grow Potatoes in Containers – Step by Step Guide

Step 1.) Pick the Right Container

Look for a container at least 16 inches wide and 2 feet tall or any container that can hold at least 3 gallons of soil. This could be a plastic or terracotta pot, an old dustbin, a bucket, or a grow bag.

Step 2.) Choose the Right Potato Variety

You can grow any potato in a container. But, for best results, go for an early or second early variety that produces small plants and tubers. 

Step 3.) Sprout Your Seed Potatoes

After you buy your  seed potatoes, it’s time to  start sprouting or chitting them.  The easiest way to do this is by using an egg carton.

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