Things to do in the garden during lockdown, day 5: Plant some potatoes
Potatoes are a great thing to plant in containers. You can grow them in just about anything, a large pot or compost bag are great, and just about anywhere, on a balcony or patio, or in a tiny front garden. They like a sunny spot but do bare well in light shade.
Another reason to grow in a container is that they can take up a lot of room in your veg patch and I always find I miss harvesting all of them and inevitably then they grow again the next year in the middle of a different crop.
I have no idea what cultivar these are, I just found them sprouting in the fridge and thought I would put them to good use.
Fill the container with about 10cm of compost or soil
Rub the shoots off, leaving about a couple at one end of the tuberPlant your tubers with the shoots facing up wards. Don't over crowd the container - this can lead to disease.
Cover the tops with another 10cm of compost and water them in
When the shoots start to emerge, cover with another layer of compost and keep doing this until the pot is full, this way you end up with a bumper crop of potatoes throughout the whole depth of the container.