Potato grow sacks are ideal if you have limited space in the garden and don’t want to take on an allotment, or if you simply want to grow a few spuds for fun.
Specially designed polyproylene bags are;
- Lightweight, making them easy to move around the garden or patio to get the most of the sunshine
- Easy to clean and compact for storage when not in use
- Have drain holes to avoid waterlogging of the soil
- Fun gardening for children – they can have a bag each and see who can grow the most potatoes
- Easy and fast – no digging is required and you can enjoy your new potatoes in as little as 7 weeks.
If slugs and wireworms are a problem in your garden, growing potatoes in bags avoid slug and pest damage too.
Harvesting potatoes from gow bags
We all know how tempting the taste of home grown new potatoes can be, so you don’t have to wait until the whole crop is ready – simply rummage around in the top of the bag of soil and you will feel small, succulent baby potatoes which you can pick out for salads or boiling.
Once the potatoes are ready you can just pick out what you need or empty out the whole bag, clean the tubers and store in a dry, dark place.
Some potato grow kits come with a special container which allows the sides to be lifted up for easy harvest of your delicious crop.
Many suppliers also offer these as kits, complete with the seed potatoes and fertiliser.
If anybody has tried these methods of potato growing and would like to share stories, hints and tips, then please get in touch via the comments section below.