The growing season is usually a gardener’s favorite time of the year – the weather is starting to warm up, storms are few and far between, and the flowers are starting to bloom. The outside is inviting and growers can’t wait to get their hands in the dirt!
Gardeners with limited space or those that live in an apartment or other space without a yard may be heading out to a community garden for their grow-time, setting up pots around the kitchen to grow herbs, or even setting up a grow tent to get a small crop of vegetables growing in an extra bedroom.
If you’re short on space, but not on desire when it comes to plants, there’s an even easier way to start growing – the GeoPot Square Bottom Potato Bag. The benefits of using a Potato Bag are huge both in terms of simplicity and saving money. Who wouldn’t want to be able to serve up a hot baked potato that they grew themselves? Interested? Here are the steps to successfully grow tasty potatoes in your new GeoPot Square Bottom Potato Bag:
Get your potatoes ready
Get the seed potatoes in the variety you want, and cut them into chunks making sure they have at least two eyes on each chunk. Set them out and allow these chunks to dry overnight, or when they get callous. Fill the GeoPot Square Bottom Potato Bag about 1/3 full with your preferred soil in preparation for planting. (We recommend a good all-round soil like Mendo Mix.)
Plant one seed potato chunk for every 3 gallons of fabric pot capacity. The GeoPot Square Bottom Potato Bag is a #15 container, so four to four seed potatoes will be fine. Make sure the seed potatoes are spaced out evenly. Make sure to water the soil thoroughly, making sure it’s moist but not soggy.
Care for your growing ‘taters
As the potatoes continue growing, keep adding soil until you reach the top of the container.
In June, the plants should begin to bloom and you can harvest “new” or young potatoes. For larger, more mature potatoes, wait until mid to late summer the potato leaves and stems will begin to turn yellow. Timing will vary depending on the potato variety you’ve chosen.
When the foliage has died back, stop all watering about two weeks before harvest. The leaves and stems will turn almost all yellow. This is a sure sign they’re ready to harvest.
Don’t use a spade or sharp instrument to dig out the potatoes! Open the front of the GeoPot Square Bottom Potato Bag. Dig around and find your tubers!
Take care of your bag for next season
GeoPot Square Bottom Potato Bag is reusable! Shake out any extra soil, rinse it with water, and allow the container to dry. Store in a dry location until you are ready to start again next spring.
After using the GeoPot Square Bottom Potato Bag for a season, we bet you’ll have found your new favorite growing container! The GeoPot Square Bottom Potato Bag is a convenient and space-saving way to grow your own crop of potatoes on your front porch, back deck, or even in the corner of your kitchen!
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