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Growing Potatoes in Containers

Posted by sarah.streitz (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 21, 10 at 13:47

Yesterday, I attended a Small Space Vegetable Gardening talk at my local library sponsored by Hennepin Cty. Master Gardeners and the U of MN Extension. One of the most fascinating tidbits of information was learning about growing potatoes in containers. It seems like a brilliant idea to me! I'm going to try it this year. Here's the link: http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/4400/the-benefits-of-growing-potatoes-in-containers

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RE: Growing Potatoes in Containers

Fun! I'd love to try this. Do you know what bushel baskets are? Are they pricey?


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RE: Growing Potatoes in Containers

Here's what I found...

Here is a link that might be useful: Bushel Baskets


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RE: Growing Potatoes in Containers

I have grown potatoes in 5 gallon buckets with the bottoms cut out completely. It worked pretty well. I put a small amount of soil in the bottom. Placed in my potatoes and as the plants grew up I occasionally added soil until the bucket was full. To harvest the potatoes I simply had to pick up the bucket and everything fell out the bottom.


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