sixteenth August 2014 • Stephanie’s Blog • Stephanie Donaldson
Thompson & Morgan have been performing some analysis on rising potatoes in containers and have found that the deep luggage which were the usual methodology lately (and in my expertise quite unsatisfactory) are far much less productive than rising a single potato in an 8 litre bag. The confined quarters appear to stimulate many extra tubers and save lots of pointless compost. Their vegetable professional Colin Randall took me to see the trial the place the bulging luggage jogged my memory of tiny physique builders in too tight t-shirts! He obligingly reduce a bag open in order that I may see the dimensions of the crop and gave me the potatoes to deliver house the place I weighed them and located that the only seed potato had produced 1.57 kilos of potatoes. It was grown in a multipurpose compost with no additional feeding. Thompson & Morgan have plans to market this rising system within the 8 litre bag with the seed potato already within the compost. All that will likely be wanted is to chop the highest off the bag and water totally (and usually) to your personal potato harvest. Simply excellent for tiny areas and for displaying kids the place the potatoes on their plates come from.