Planting Potatoes in Buckets – Part 1

Planting Potatoes in Buckets – Part 1

Suburban Farming
Potatoes have been a staple food in South America for hundreds of years before Europeans discovered it and integrated it into their diets. Now this root crop is eaten frequently by people all over the world. 

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This plant is very easy to grow and you don’t have to plant it in the earth itself. You can plant it in buckets. This allows you to use the perfect soil type, protect the root crop from insect pests and makes harvesting so much easier. 

Here are the steps that I used to plant the potatoes.

Click on the images below to follow along.

The wait begins
It should typically take about 3 weeks for the potato sprouts to break the surface of the soil. 

The crop should be ready in for harvest in 3 months. I can expect 10 to 15 lbs of potatoes from each bucket and two crops for the year. 

So stay tuned for the next installment when the leaves arrive.

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