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Planting White Potatoes in a Tub or Bucket

For a fun project, try growing Irish potatoes in a tub! It's time to buy the tubers and assemble the supplies now. By growing in perlite, the potatoes come out as clean as a whistle!
See for details: http://www.walterreeves.com/uploads/pdf/potatoperlite.pdf

Got a question about this project?

  • Walter Reeves
    Walter Reeves Decatur, GA

    have they bloomed yet?

  • Dee W
    Dee W Rock Creek, OH

    no, not yet, they are about 4 inches tall and look really healthy

  • Dee W
    Dee W Rock Creek, OH

    @Walter Reeves -- I wish I wouold have remembered to take a pic, but I did get potatoes after all! I thought our first frost killed the plants, but after bringing them inside until we got another warm spell this last week, I checked them over the

  • Joy Hendricksen
    Joy Hendricksen Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    Last year I tried planting potatoes twice in April, both froze. In May I again planted potatoes, organic purple potatoes, just the eyes. In early August I harvested my purple potatoes. :)

  • Darcy
    Darcy Green Bay, WI

    I want to try this......nothing like potato's right out of the ground...

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