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4/21/13 10:33 P

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I was looking at that! I might have to go back and give it a try!

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4/21/13 1:35 P

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I was surprised to find these. I have only found them at WalMart (I rarely go there and was wandering). Since I only have a balcony to grow things, I do it all in pots. I'm hoping the weather is nicer soon so I can start putting things outside. I'm glad that I'll be able to do fresh potatoes, it sounds like they'll be yummy! The instructions were right on the back of the package and it was surprisingly cheap.

If these work out, I want to try more pots and do fingerlings instead. I love those!

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4/21/13 12:22 P

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I've been thinking about growing potatoes in pots- this thread has encouraged me to give it a try. I think I'll go pick up some buckets next week. I'd thought about buying the special "potato grow bags", but the buckets would be way cheaper.

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4/21/13 11:52 A

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I grew potatoes in plastic buckets last year. Drilled holes in the bottom of the bucket for drainage. I then put in about 6 inches of soil, placed the potatoes on top of that and add a few more inches of soil and watered. each time the plant got about 6 inches tall, I added more soil until the buckets were full. Then waited for the vines to die back. The potatoes were GREAT! These instructions came from reading multiple sites on line.

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4/21/13 8:34 A

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They will be worth it! Home grown potatoes are so much better than store bought( they have flavor! ) We have a rule at our house though; that they had to be cooked in the oven, no nuking a home grown spud in the microwave! Lol. Never tried growing in a container, but have seen lots of different potting ideas for it. I hope it works well for you and you will have to re-post and let us know how it works out! emoticon

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4/21/13 7:41 A

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Hope you good luck on the potatoes. I have never tried them so I don't know.

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4/20/13 8:50 P

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I wish you all the best with your potatoes! I can't wait to hear how it turns out.

I've seen on Pinterest someone using a 5 gallon bucket that is cracked on the bottom for drainage. I've been tempted to do it with one of our many cracked buckets. LOL



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4/20/13 7:49 P

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This year I'm going to try growing potatoes in a pot, since I have a small south facing balcony and just a little more room to fill. I found this TaterPot at WalMart this morning: www.mygardenlife.com/plant-library/3
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It is a plastic pot with an interior pot that holds the plant/dirt in place when it has grown enough to pull up and start to harvest some of the potatoes. This is my first time growing potatoes and I hope it was worth the small investment (around $13 for the pot which includes the dirt and 3 potato starters, red, yellow and white).

I'm starting it indoors today in hopes of the weather starting to cooperate soon! There's still snow on the ground here in MN.

Are potatoes easy to grow? Just water and wait?

I'm getting better at growing things every year and try something new each year.
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