How to Grow Potatoes in a plant grow Bag
Potatoes can be grown in small areas that can hold at least a few gallons of soil. Because of their cost-effectiveness, basicity and fun nature, teachers of institutional gardening programs often use the method of plant potatoes in grow bags
First things first. How potatoes grow
Potato bulbs form on short stems called stems, which sprout from the degenerated stems of new potato plants. The potato plant itself is multiplied from a small piece of fully grown "potato seed" provided in a yard or online facility and has been shown to be disease-free. Potatoes sold in grocery stores are usually not the most efficient choice for expansion in residential areas, and are often processed to stop growing in stores.
Potatoes can take up to four months to grow and also require good weather conditions - when temperature levels start to stay above 80 degrees, they will not tolerate the cool and stop growing and producing potatoes. This usually means in late spring, usually March through May, depending on your environment.
Plants need at least 6 or 8 hours of direct sunlight per day, a small amount of fertilizer, and regular watering, especially during the harvest season. Potatoes begin to grow after about 3 months, usually when the plants begin to flower. Many plants begin to turn yellow at harvest time, but some gardeners shrink them after about 4 months and clump them to harden before digging them into the soil.
When plants begin to grow, shrunken stems must be covered with fresh soil or compost to keep them completely in the dark. Stems exposed to sunlight may not produce bulbs, and even if they do, they will certainly turn green, which becomes bitter or even poisonous.
Prepare the potatoes
Anonymous can unfold the whole thing, but usually cut large potatoes into small pieces, each about the size of a large egg, with one or two "eyes" or buds. Some people plant potatoes before sowing, but this is not necessary.
Prepare the bags
Punch a small drainage hole in the lower part of a grow bag
, medium-sized garbage can, mesh bag or any other bag that can hold at least a few gallons of potting soil (or even a potting soil bag). Fill the bottom of the bag with a few inches of soil and mix it with a small amount (a little) of multi-purpose plant food or natural fertilizer.
Potato plants can grow very large, so don't crowd them together. Plant 2, 3 or 4 potato seed blocks in the soil, cover them with a few inches of soil, and water them completely. Place the bag in a bright place and keep it cool, not in a warm place such as a concrete outdoor patio or against a wall. Continue watering as needed to keep the deep roots of the plants moist, not soaked.
Mulch plants to grow
When plants begin to grow, carefully press three inches or more of fresh potting soil or thick hay or bark compost around the plants, enough to cover the lower stems and leaves. Perform this operation weekly until the bag is almost full of dust or compost. Continue to water to deeply moisten the provenance, but do not moisten the plants.
After 3 or 4 months, the plants should begin to turn yellow and bloom. You can collect small potatoes by gently poking the soil with your finger. However, for larger bulbs, allow the whole plant to mature before throwing it out of the bag to observe its growth.
Cook small potatoes in time, or store large potatoes in an awesome, completely dry place in your home until they are ready to use.