Growing potatoes in pots is just one way of growing potatoes in containers. Any space in your yard or on your deck is a great spot for growing potatoes.
Many people we know feel that fabric pots and plastic grow bags are the best for growing potatoes in containers. The fabric grow bags are usually made of sturdy cloth in a cylinder shape. Plastic grow bags are sturdy woven material and often look like a shopping bag with handles.
We love this ingenious two-part potato growing pot. These pots have become more popular in other countries, especially in Japan, where gardening space is limited.
Here in the U.S. the "tiny home" concept is gaining popularity. Small "kitchen gardens" are part of this movement. Growing potatoes in containers is a perfect idea for anyone who wants to "scale back" and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of their labors with less physical exertion.
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Fingerling potatoes are a natural for container gardening. Mixed color seed potatoes make a colorful and fun container mix
Any potato variety that you plant can be harvested while they are still “baby potatoes.” Baby potatoes have a more intense flavor that potatoes that have grown larger. You will love them!
Just remove a few for your meal and leave the rest to continue to develop. As you can see in the illustration above.
We recently sold our big 2-story home in the city, where we raised our family, and moved into a much smaller house in a small Minnesota town. Gardening in containers and pots, which I have always done, will now be my primary way of growing potatoes and other vegetables.
We've shared this amazing variation on growing potatoes in pots on our page about growing potatoes in containers. You can read the details of how to do this on that page.
You can be very creative when growing potatoes in containers. Check your garage and basement for unused containers that can become your "garden."
We have some old ceramic crocks that sit on the deck and produce some of our potato crop every year. A terra cotta pot sits in a corner of the yard and, yes, potatoes also grow there. It's really up to you and what you either have that you can use or what you want to purchase.
We know that everyone has a favorite potato recipe because, in most families, potatoes are served several times each week. What are your favorite potato recipes? Share them!
Fun With Potatoes - Mr. Potato Head
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