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How to grow potatoes in a bag


Learn how to grow seed potatoes in a compost bag, in Monty Don's step-by-step video guide.

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country_mouse 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Hi, should you leave bag in shade or direct sun?, being plastic would it sweat inside and ruin the crop?

richpb7 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Great stuff, just about to do this.

I miss Monty! Wherever you are, I hope you're well.

jackiet1971 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I tried this for the first time and with great sucess.Cheaper than buying pots ( can be re-used ).

Containergarden 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I don't know about growing organic potatoes in plastic bags. There is some evidence that rubber and plastics leach chemicals into soil. Hoses, made of PVC (though it is not well known in the US) leach lead, especially if they lie out in the sun.

Since potatoes need full sun to grow, those bags are going to get pretty hot. Before I used this method, I'd like to see some testing to make sure that plastic bags are safe for growing food.

gardener17 24/11/2011 at 15:28

My pots have chitted when will it be safe to plant them outside in a bag

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