Growing Potatoes In A Trash Bag

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According to the DIY Network, this a foolproof method. If you are going to try growing potatoes, then you should perhaps try growing potatoes in a trash bag. You don’t need a garden or too much space, just a trash bag and an area with sun you can place it.

What I love about this method, is most of us have all the things that you need to get started readily available in our homes. It is also a great way to get the kids involved with  gardening, especially growing their own food. Organic is always best, and home grown is even better.

How To Grow Potatoes In A Trash Bag
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Seed Potatoes
  • Potting Soil
  • 30 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Straw
  • Knife
  • Shovel
  • Agricultural Sulfur
  • Scissors

Prepare your seed potatoes a week before planting by leaving them out in a warm area and letting them sprout. They should have half inch long sprouts. Cut the larger potatoes into two inch wide chunks each with at least two sprouts on them. These should be left out for not more than three days.

Cut drainage holes in the trash bags. Fill it with potting soil a third of the way. Dust prepared seed potatoes with the sulfur to help prevent fungal diseases. Plant them in bag about two inches deep, eyes down. Keep the bag well watered.

Add more soil when they grow to about eight inches. Keep unrolling the bag and repeat adding soil and straw. When leaves begin to yellow, stop watering and leave for two to three weeks before harvesting. A simple slit on side of the bag will release all the potatoes.

You can follow step by step instructions on DIY Network, here…

How To Grow Potatoes In Trash Bags


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