The humble spud is a diverse food, and can be added to meals and desserts in many interesting and creative ways. But don’t you get tired of running out of them? Let’s be serious – some dishes simply can’t do without potatoes. Can you imagine burgers without fries, or a Sunday roast without crispy wedges? Luckily, potatoes are easy to grow at home and require little maintenance – you can even grow them on your windowsill. Move over flowers, there’s a new pot in town! Are you interested in growing your own potatoes? Keep reading to discover how easy planting potatoes in pots can be.
Potatoes grow in all seasons, but prefer warmer temperatures and frost-free environments. The solution to growing potatoes all year round? Enter potato pot.
The potato pot allows you to control your potatoes’ environment. You can leave it inside or outside, and can move it into sunlight and away from frost. If you are hoping to harvest your potatoes in time for summer, August would be a good time to plant them.
If you would rather plant your potatoes in your garden, just be sure to find a sunny spot for them to grow.
Before you start the planting process, check that you have everything you need to grow your potatoes properly. Tick off the items on the list below, and then you’re ready for some potato action!
You can grow your potatoes in any suitable container. Make sure it is roughly 30cm in height so that the roots have enough space to grow. The pot should also have holes in the bottom so water can drain out. Containers with an inner pot that can lift out are preferable, as they make harvesting easier. We recommend our PotatoPot – click here to view.
Choose a compost or fertiliser that is of a good quality. Try the Pokon Vegetable Garden Fertiliser, it’s packed with all the nutrients your vegetable garden needs to thrive. Click here to order a carton. We also recommend Pokon Universal Potting Soil and Coco Growing Medium for soil preparation.
Choose a type of potato and order them in time for summer:
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2. Layer bottom with high-quality soil and compost (10-15cm).
3. Place potato seed chunks on soil, eyes pointing up.
4. Place a few centimetres of soil and compost on top.
5. When sprouts are 15-20cm long, add more soil and compost around sprouts.
6. Keep adding soil and compost as sprouts grow.
Keep in mind: Your potatoes should be evenly moist as they grow (not wet!)
Potatoes can be cooked in many different ways, giving you an array of flavours and textures to play with when preparing a meal. Do you know the different ways of cooking them?
Planting potatoes in pots is quick and easy, right? Place an order for a PotatoPot today and get ready to enjoy fresh, home-grown potatoes all season long.