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How to grow potatoes in a container


Monty Don shows how to get around the problem of limited space in the garden, by growing your own potatoes in a dustbin.

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sherlien 24/11/2011 at 15:27

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linny48 24/11/2011 at 15:27

This is the first time we have grown potatoes and as we have limited space we are going to try the compost bag and bin idea. I've got the Pentland Javelins and Desiree chitting at the moment.

rogerdennis 24/11/2011 at 15:27

I tried growing them in a dustbin last year, had quite a harvest of early spuds, very tasty

buchananh 24/11/2011 at 15:28

thank you very much all your articals are very helpfull

rubinared 24/11/2011 at 15:29

A couple of days ago I noticed my Vivaldi potatoes planted in bags were looking a bit sick - leaves beginning to wilt and changing colour - copper purple tinge. I removed the affected foliage but today, paranoia made me get rid of the plants in case the problem was blight. I was worried that it would spread to my tomato plants which are at the moment in my cold frames awaiting planting out. I can't find any advice as to what to do with the compost however. Can anyone help, please?

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