How big a grow bag for potatoes?

ania_caApril 3, 2012

How big of a grow bag do I need for potatoes?

Not sure how much space I need and what size container will accomodate one or several seed potatoes.

First time trying potatoes.

Ania

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southshoregardener(z7 NY)

I bought four potato bags last year and had great luck. I planted 4 or 5 seed potatoes in each.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 6:19PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

You can grow 2 seed potatoes in a 5 gallon bucket, 6 in a 1/2 whiskey barrel. The bigger the container you get the more you can add. Figure 8-10" spacing minimum plus you will need room for piling some dirt and straw on top of them.

Dave

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 9:42PM
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marymd7

I grew potatoes in the extra large grow bags last year as well as in the smaller size ones -- honestly not sure what the volume is. The extra large ones have to be close to standard half-whiskey barrel capacity. Both sizes worked pretty well, but I have to say that the extra large worked better. They were more productive -- and not just because I could plant more in them, the plants just did better. But, again, if you have space only for the smaller standard sized bags, they worked pretty well.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 8:42AM
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ania_ca

Thank you....so does 3-4 seed potatoes in a 10 gal sound right?

    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 1:10PM
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