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●● Potatoes in pots
If spuds have taken over your veg patch, or they’ve suffered from blight and perished over the years, it may be time to grow them in pots if you want a delicious crop which tastes completely different from the shop-bought varieties.
And pots can be moved to a warm, sheltered, sunny spot to aid the growth rate of the potatoes.
Any pot with drainage holes will do, but the bigger the better as they will need plenty of moisture, which will be retained more successfully in a larger pot.
Plant in multipurpose compost - first and second early varieties work best as they can be harvested earlier so the pot’s freed up for alternative crops.
You’ll need three tubers in a 40L container with some compost on top, plenty of watering during the season and when the green shoots come up, cover them with another layer of compost, feed and water accordingly and continue to do that until you reach the top of the pot.
When they’re ready to harvest, dig them up as you need them. Good varieties include ‘Charlotte’ and ‘Epicure’.