Posted: 07/06/2017 at 15:02
I have planted potatoes in a container for the first time, and am finding conflicting advice about earthing up, as the rules seem to be different for growing them in a container or in open soil. is that right? They are growing fairly swiftly so they poke an inch or so of stem/leaves above the soil every couple of days at the moment. Do I earth them up immediately they poke through the compost, or should I allow them to develop a decent height of stem first, and then put in enough to completely cover them again?. If so, how tall roughly should I let the stem grow before putting in more compost?
Also, am I right in thinking that once the container is full I allow them to grow into full leaf and flower, and then harvest the new potatoes? Thanks for the advice.