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Talkback: How to grow potatoes in a container

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
rubinared; You were a bit hasty! The wilting was almost certainly due to a lack of water- a common problem when growing anything in bags/bins. Blight appears as black spots on the leaves, and they don't wilt until the whole plant is practically dead. I use two plastic tubes, 5cm diameter, pushed well into each bag for watering into. Water plants daily and generously. Use Bordeaux mixture as a preventative measure against blight. Use the compost for melons next year.
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