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Simple Tips For Growing Potatoes In Your Container Garden
Growing potatoes might seem intimidating, but it’s surprisingly easy. All you need is a properly sized container and plenty of food, water, and sunlight for a successful harvest.
Your container needs to be at least 2 feet deep for proper soil coverage, and it must have drainage holes to prevent the potatoes from turning soggy and developing diseases.
Even though potatoes grow underground, their leafy fronds still require direct sunlight. However, be careful not to expose any of the tubers, or they will turn green and toxic.
Water as the plants grow, then stop once the leaves turn yellow so the potatoes can dry out before harvesting. Apply a low-nitrogen fertilizer once a month to promote tuber growth.