growing yukon gold potatoes in containers

Well-rotted leaves, aged manure, organic compost and additions like kelp, greensand and wood ashes are great choices. You’re welcome. Yukon Gold potatoes store well as long as the potatoes are cured first. I am growing Yukon Gold potatoes - and from what I read it seems like these are 'determinate' potatoes and therefore I won't get anymore potatoes if I hill up the plant. Thanks. I haven't fed this plant so will it be OK? What is the best way to deal with Bermuda Grass? ", "Hi Brian ", "I grew potatoes in white pails. @Moira: Are you in the Massachusetts area? Overcrowding potatoes results in smaller potatoes. I bought seed potatoes from Gurneys but they were back ordered and I didn’t get them until June. But watering to keep the compost moist is crucial. Late-season potatoes, also called “main crop potatoes” are generally finished growing and ready to harvest within 120-135 days, closer to the middle or end of summer. Potatoes in buckets photo courtesy of Dobies. Been doing that since we started, I find seed potatoes to be pricey. ", "im trying to grow potatoes in bag for the first time,should i use some type of food to help them grow. For those that are using garbage bags for their potatoes, I would recommend trying to find food grade plastic bags. Thanks so much! As you say - this bulk of compost shouldn't be wasted! That said, it sounds like you've been clearly paying attention to watering, so if the potting soil is damp then clearly dryness isn't the problem. Can you grow them in raised beds, or is it important to stick to “containers”? ", "Thank you, Ben. We started growing potatoes 3-4 years ago and I wouldn't consider planting without them. Just shows that you can learn something every day. You would normally harvest the potatoes when the plants come into flower, and certainly before they start producing their fruits. I did get terribly discouraged, so now I am restored in my faith of the lowly potato :)", "Thanks Suzanne. ", "Looking to grow potatoes in barrels or bags this year. This is normal! Do I really need to buy seed? If you use fresh multipurpose/general compost then you shouldn't need to add any plant food. ", "Hi Moire. to find out names though. What about sweet potatoes? I'd accept that some stems will be buried, but that they are vigorous enough to push through in time - just so long as the majority of stems aren't swamped. Use seed potatoes, which ever type you prefer. Potatoes like full sun (on all sides) and I fear they just wouldn't amount to much. Thought that might be the case. I was never a big spud fan....until I grew my own, they are fantastic. ", "determinate potatoes will develop tubers at one level, regardless of hilling, although hilling allows the plant to set more roots and therefore extract more nutrients for growth and development. Yes indeed - anything of a reasonable volume is suitable for growing potatoes. Thank you for your help I really do need it. Yes, use fresh soil/compost each year. Was it ok to dig it up? The temperature should average around 60℉ or 16℃. Foliage was tall and lush and I continually added mulch and tires for height until I was at 3-4 tires high. Although potatoes grow best in places with cool summer days and nights (think Idaho), if you choose the correct variety and plant them at the correct time, it’s possible and relatively simple to grow potatoes in warmer climates like Arizona. Harvest ‘new’ potatoes just after the plants flower. I'm getting ready to plant some in the ground and a few in a pot, is it to late to plant them now that we're out of the danger of frost, or does that matter with potatoes? Tansy is very invasive, but if controlled, better than a chemical. vegetables. ", "As this thread gives witness I am in my fourth year of growing potatoes. This post is having messages for almost 5 1/2 Years and still active. Is this acceptable, or do I need a different kind of soil? Green Mountain A full sun position will allow the plants to receive 6-8 hours of light a day. Wish I'd seen the root area hot advice earlier. Seed potatoes, in the UK at least, are out for sale right now. I planted my potatoes in 50 gallon storage tubs. (If you have difficulty using this form, please use our Contact Form to send us your comment, along with the title of this article. As potatoes sprout, cover the sprouts when they are about 6 inches tall. Each had 4 drainage holes made at ground level. If they are small, wait a little bit longer. Varieties to try are. Growing fingerling potatoes in containers is a good option if you have limited space. Under the right conditions, these eyes sprout – you’ve surely seen this happen to a potato in your kitchen. When is the best time to start planting potatoes in pots? I was concerned maybe they grew too much and that my potatoes would be ruined by so much greenery being exposed to sunlight. If you’d like to sprout (or “chit”) your seed potatoes, put them in an open paper bag in a cool, semi-darkened room for a few weeks before planting. # Variety Maturity Compost seeds harvest Yield Every gardner has their own reasoning. They won't have grown too much over a week. I've seen a few buds and pinched them to avoid early flowering. Not sure what to do with this one, let the plants go for a bit or harvest my spuds now? Eight polypropylene bags were used each measuring 18” square and 24” deep. Potatoes aren’t picky about which container they are grown in. I would suggest that you use fresh compost for the next time you grow potatoes. The most important rule when using containers is to. Check out my latest blog entry on growing potatoes for Christmas too. Top up with compost or straw as mentioned above. Did the hilling like everyone recommended,but for the amount of soil used, the potato harvest was very small. The Problem With Growing Potatoes in Containers. Thought? It also means no digging – a boon to the older or handicapped gardener. The bags were planted up during the 4th week of March 2017 having been chitted in a cold greenhouse for 6 weeks beforehand. ", "I tried potatoes in pots for the first time this year. Remember to water and feed once or twice with your liquid feed. Now the containers are full to to brim and the greenery extends beyond the top end of the containers, so I can't cover it any more. I will be using bog standard compost from a local garden centre, renewing it every year. That said, there's no harm in trying (I have done so in the past). I hope this white roots yield some good spuds for you! ", "Firstly congratulations! If you do find out anymore about this, please do report back. It is called Organic Kitchen Gardening … They now have lots of potato tomatoes. Varieties that seem to be recommended include: Canela Russet, Bintje, Red Pontiac, Maris Piper, German Butterball, Red Maria, Butte, Elba, Red Cloud, Katahdin and Desiree potatoes. I sprayed some garden dust under the bucket and I'll have to hope they didn't eat my spuds. Thank you. Worth seeing what happens, especially if the foliage is still growing strongly. I did not disturb it and just put it in the larger pot with more soil and room. Tom ", "Really looking forward to growing potatoes this space-saving way this year. Some recent warm and wet weather in the UK should be helping them along. Any suggestions will help, Thanks. Thanks again for sharing. I've got about 13 plants growing at different sizes, so hilling presents a problem as I'm trying not to bury the smaller plants. Might as well not have bothered as I got a good crop in a single layer and nothing at all above it. ", "would tomato fertilizer be suitable for potatoes in containers, if not will generall fertilizer do", "Hi G Will. Any advice would be helpful. We will show how to grow potatoes for BIG Harvest. Is this typical? I will be back. Sounds like you've got a good system there for your potatoes. When can I This no muss, no fuss strategy can yield 50 to 80 pounds of potatoes. I usually buy organic potatoes from Sprouts and chit (pre-sprout) them before planting. Each was filled with 100 litres of compost. Tyres can leach heavy metals like cadmium into the soil overtime and potatoes are known to suck up cadmium. ", "We were able to find some old bee boxes at a re-use it center and are trying those out this year. When you are ready to harvest the entire container, gently dump it out into a wheelbarrow, being careful not to damage the potatoes. Ideally they should be about the size of a hen's egg. Potatoes grow incredibly easily in containers that don’t have to take up space in your garden. ", "Thanks Mr Vanheems! Potatoes in pots do sometimes go brown from the edges when they're water stressed - they need quite a lot of water in a hot summer. I would prefer to plant potatoes in it but would be grateful for any advice if you think it would be better for something else. ", "i started to grow some potatoes last week ,and i forgot to put stones in bottom of bag,is it too late to remove soil and put stones in now. This is only my second year growing potatoes. Mine is still splendid though I probably planted later than you. It won't burn the sprouts will it? In my climate (UK) where it's usually cool and damp during the main growing period, potatoes often do well enough in containers, though again, never quite as well as those grown in the ground. I went away for four days, came back and there they were. I usually end up doing a little of both because the sprouts grow at different rates. :)", "Hi Becky. ", "I'm assuming your in the Northern Hemisphere Vicki? What are your thoughts? I add a second tub with its bottom cut out, which is pushed down into the mix about 4" and is back-filled in the same manner as the bottom tub. Where they can be bought in Fall? Adding humus to the soil improves its texture and promotes the good drainage potatoes require. MaryG - There's not much that can be done if plants are all growing at different rates in the same container. As a rough guide each potato plant needs about 10 litres, that’s just over 2.5 US gallons, to grow into. This will avoid any pest and disease problems. Whether you like them baked, mashed, french fried, roasted or any number of other ways, potatoes are a delicious staple. Space your seed potatoes, sprouts uppermost, evenly throughout the container. I used Humax multipurpose compost and added Morgans potato fertilizer as they grew. As the vine grows, the plant produces thick roots. I am in Michigan and have been growing 2 reds for about 2 months. Then I moved the bucket only to find lots of beetles of different types. Make sure that the material you earth up with is consistent. ", "Hi Chuffa - an excellent suggestion there. Or might I consider a store bought bag? ", "Hi Alan. The foliage can grow to about 2ft (60cm) tall or more. Required fields are marked *. Good luck with the peppers. My absolute preference is firm new potatoes served steaming hot with a curl of butter sliding over them, all topped with a generous sprinkling of garden-grown parsley. I am trying to grow potatoes for the first time. The e-mail does not appear to be correct. You might want to give Barbara's article on '3 Shopping Tips for Plant Grow Lights' a read - you can search for it in the search field at the top of this page. The growth has been amazing, and I 'hilled up' as the vines grew, until there was no more room. I used organic russets and last week planted three whites after allowing the cuts to heal for two days. ", "Hi Moira. ", "hi is potato grown seasonal or continuous all months , i am from dubai do we need weather controllers ", "Hi Naif. I hope so! ", "Hi, I got brave (?) =)", "Help. Here’s our harvest from the first container, not a big harvest but these are home grown, fresh, organic, and delicious potatoes free from any growth inhibitors or pesticides. However, in most instances this is probably verging on the side of over-engineering! Regards, Roy. [X] Close [X] Close. First, the container must be big enough. ", "Hi Sherry. Use a soil blend made for acid-loving plants or amend soil with an acid mix fertilizer according to package directions. 2 March 2012, written by Benedict Vanheems. I am in Flagstaff. Both times from potatoes bought for food that chitted before cooking. One of the benefits though of growing potatoes in containers is that there is no need for weeding! It seems that later season varieties, with slower growing times, are actually the best as they are generally indeterminates. Salad potatoes tend to do well in containers or bags. Could you please tell me if it okay to recycle the compost into the garden after the potatoes have cropped as there is such a lot of compost in six containers and seems a shame to waste it. Thanks in advance, Nina", "Hi Nina. ", "Hi Alan. Potatoes prefer slightly acidic soil. It's probably just bad luck I'm afraid. One more question: if I don't support them, will the stems break when trailing over the sides, or are they flexible and strong enough so that in essence it's similar to any trailing plant? Just bought 10 view spuds", "Ben, your advice would be appreciated. The place I bought my seed this year stated "do not hill up soil above leave height, do not bury the leaves." If you want to learn how to grow potatoes in containers, you’ve come to the right place. Mid-season potatoes mature in 90-110 days. Others are still green. ", "Hi Sam. There were, of course, too few plants to make this a reliable trial but nevertheless there were indications from which I have tentatively concluded that potatoes grow in ericaceous compost at least as well as they do in general purpose neutral compost. Elba Can Bermuda grass penetrate grow bags? I'd root around in the compost to see if any potatoes have formed - they may be some already formed under there. I harvested them after the plants died back, but all the potatoes were in the bottom 1/3 of the pot. Place a 3-4 inch layer of loose soil, heavily amended with compost, in the bottom of the container. Assuming you are, your best bet is to start off seconding cropping potatoes at the end of August. If the foliage is turning a little yellow it does imply the plants are maturing. These well-known tubers are easy to grow at home.", "Hi Ben . In pots it can sometimes flop over the sides - this is perfectly normal. ", "Hi Steve. They're quick growing varieties that will cope with dropping temperatures. ", "This is the best article I've seen regarding growing potatoes in containers. And thank you for taking the time to write in. The final rule is to keep your potatoes well watered. In the same buckets I have just sown 1 Charlotte seed ready for Christmas so will watch the watering - its much easier to check watering as you can pick them up. 7 Cara Late Main Ericaceous Peat Free 6 20 2.0kg Lay your tubers with the majority of ‘eyes’ facing up. However, you may find you can harvest a few smaller, 'new' potatoes before that point. ", "Ok think I might give this growing container ", "Regarding the question earlier about common scab. Potatoes do grow very vigorously, so no need to be concerned! To increase tuber size make sure you water regularly - this is key! 6 Blue Danube Early Main Ericaceous Peat Free 6 18 2.7kg ", "Its probably a bit late in the season to do this but hey ho, I'll tell you any way. That's brilliant. Otherwise I'm not sure. I'd only support the stems from an aesthetic point of view - but they don't actually need it. Hi Mary. ", "Ben. SallySG. The others are maincrops, one in general purpose peat free, the rest in ericaceous peat free. I understand that tomatoes are in the same family, so that also limits my choices. 5 Sarpo Kifli Early Main General Peat Free 3 18 1.8kg Potatoes need consistent moisture to grow well. Regarding whole versus cut potatoes, you can cut up larger seed potatoes, so long as they have at least two 'eyes' - which will become the shoots from which the foliage grows. It is possible to harvest one or two tubers while leaving the rest to grow on. ", "Hello. Does that mean I planted the wrong type of potatoes in my garbage bin container? Good luck to all on their garden endeavors. I then let them sit for a day or two to 'skin over'. It sounds like you're onto a winner there - great stuff! This may mean choosing a soil mixture for raised beds/soilless potting mix. This may be the reason they haven't come up further. ", "Hi Marty. I grow above ground in boxes made of cheap framing lumber 2x8's. Cramming your potatoes in is a false economy, the result being very small spuds, if you’re lucky enough to get any at all. Nevertheless, the crop was very respectable, particularly given an almost complete lack of rain and no watering. Your email address will not be published. My plants are now so tall they are bending over the sides. The Yukon gold potato yield per plant is about 1 pound. ", "David a better analogy would be that your flowers now have small tomatoes growing on them, potatoes and tomatoes being closely related. ", "My 2nd earlies (Charlotte) produced 4.3kg from 2 bags which were 18" square and 24" deep, a very good harvest. I wouldn't worry too much - so long as the container/bag you are using has holes in the bottom of it to allow excess water to drain away you should be fine. When your plants start to grow, and you add more soil, do you cover up the plant, or just underneath its head? Follow the basic principles for planting outlined below, and you can be successful no matter which container you choose. I started growing spuds two years ago. ", "This year I plan to grow my potatoes in grow bags. Red Pontiac When might I begin the process? Can you successfully transplant like this with good results? Our dirt is full of worms, I figure that's a good sign. Don't cut off any of the top growth - leave this intact. I recently harvested my first ever crop of potatoes from containers about 18-20 inches high. This is my first time planting potatoes, and in a container. It's great to carry out trials like this and see first-hand what works best. It's about 2 months old and 12 inches long. I live in Washington state and the weather has been rainy and cold with a few hot days here and there. Determinate varieties will be early or mid-season types. Determinate varieties that work well for a short growing season or a small yield include "Red Pontiac," "Chieftain" and "Yukon Gold" potatoes. Potatoes need at least 6 hours of sun to grow well. I'd be inclined to only do this once or twice as you check the maturity of the tubers then harvest all at once when they feel like they are the right size. As the shoots grow continue to add further layers of potting medium until you reach within a whisker of the rim of the container. I will appreciate for those who continue this in future. I found an article on SFGate in their home guides called Potato Bag Gardening that say this regarding determinate / indeterminate: I'd probably look to harvest those spuds now. Ensure each cut piece has 2-3 eyes. There is one point I'm confused about though. The confusion is probably down to me I'm afraid! I backfill the plants to the top with a mix of 1 5-gallon pail of black dirt mixed with 1.5 5-gallon pails of spaghnum peat moss, and a half pail of chicken compost. ", "My sole venture in spud growing (see above) was with some unknown variety forgotten in the bottom of a small sack from Morrisons. Their yellow color is due to vitamin A and anthoxanthins, which have beneficial antioxidant properties. Take them out of their nets/bags and lay them in trays so the 'eyes' where the shoots will appear are facing upwards. I can't put up web links in the comments section here, but any online search for 'indeterminate potatoes' will throw up a list of suitable varieties. In warmer climates such as the low desert of Arizona, plant short-season varieties of potatoes (which are smaller potatoes rather than the larger potatoes commonly grown in places like Idaho). You can plant 4-6 seed potatoes in this sized container. Plant the chunks 5 to 7 inches apart and cover them with 3 inches (7.6 cm.) We do nothing fancy to our soil other than throw mulch on it over the winter and keep it topped up with our kitchen-scrap compost...and an occasional topping up with horse manure compost. ", "Ben, Thank you again for pursuing the answers to this mystery! You can indeed harvest a few potatoes and allow the rest to grow on. Possibly wireworm? ", "My leggy tub potato plants are being propped up with wire netting but no sign of flowers yet. ", "I cut off their growing tips.This forces the plant to put it's energy into producing more and larger potatoes as opposed to producing more plant. Also, is it on a timer, if so how long each watering? Numerous people will probably be benefited out of your writing. Keep on feeding them! ", "I recently re-discovered vegetable gardening and have a nice raised bed and some containers this year. As long as there is plenty of volume of potting soil in the tower for the tubers to develop, you should have yourself a nice little crop. I'd just give it a really good water from the top, watering a few times at one go if necessary to allow the water to seep down. ", "Hi Manomano. It sounds like they're doing well. Space your seed potatoes, sprouts uppermost, evenly throughout the container. Brush loose soil off the potatoes, and store them in a cool, dry place until you are ready to use them. Yukon Gold is a widely popular and delicious mid-season potato that grows well in warm climates. They seemed to do fine except they had not read the book about multi layers when I earthed up. Is the container or bin yield infinite, as long as it's growing green leafy tops and they haven't flowered yet, then you'll just get more and more potatoes, and if so, how many times the standard yield will I get if they are simply in the ground without all that hilling? ", "I am sadiya.Most garden blogs are about Bloom Days and other titles where they mostly post pictures. They have not flowered, although I spotted one nice baseball sized spud showing before I got it buried again. Spring-planted potatoes do best with a little afternoon shade to prevent them from drying out too quickly. As well, The first tubers will be ready to enjoy soon after plants come into flower. ", "Sounds interesting...potatoes in containers. ", "Hi Ben, You wrote: “Varieties to try are Yukon Gold, Red Gold or All Red”. I'd use a general purpose fertiliser rather than tomato fertiliser, as tomato fertiliser will be high in potash in order to encourage flowering and fruiting. Here's hoping for some rain for the both of us! I need some potato advice! Thanks in advance! Potatoes are prone to disease, so be sure to practice good crop rotation. This can be from very early spring if you can offer some protection from frost, or mid spring if not. ", "Hi Ronald. When you use a container to grow, you do not want to immediately fill it with the soil. ", "Really helpful and detailed information about growing potatoes there. ", "Hi Jayde. Continue this process until the top of the container is reached at which point the plant will continue to grow without being covered up. Good luck. Now in 2019 I did see a note in Maine Potato Lady that heirloom fingerling potatoes were suitable for potato growing bags because they would continually set new tubers throughout the season, which may or may not be the same factor we are discussing. I think a sun shade is a good idea to keep them cool and happy. The plants had stopped growing and were drying out when we harvested. Water long enough to moisten the soil in the bag. Common scab is, unfortunately, a common problem of potatoes. The most important rule when using containers is to match the number of seed potatoes to the size of container you are growing them in. You can grow them in raised beds by creating a tunnel within the bed for them and then filling in the tunnel as the plant grows. Grow potatoes in any large container, such as a plastic trash can or a whiskey barrel. These potatoes (Bute, from shop bought that had chitted spontaneously) flowered profusely quite soon after the main leaf growth. They will all be treated the same, so we will see what difference growing medium and for one, the number of tubers, makes. It offers some really sound advice and should be of help. In simple terms, what is the amount you'd expect to get in a regular garden plot with modest hilling, vs. a container or tire arrangement where a bin is built around the plant and mulched all the way up to the top? Does anyone have a pepper plant which now has small green peppers although! Not dig up until flowers appear and right through fruit set and as wide as the Gold! 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