How to increase your potato yield
I recently received a great gardening tip from our store manager, Karen, who is an avid gardener. She suggested that I give all the credit to her husband who told her what to do. Thanks, Ricky, for the gardening tip.
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I have 4 25 gal containers where I grow potatoes in my back garden. After selecting a few varieties in early April, I sectioned them and planted them 4″ deep but as potatoes grow, the new potatoes make there way to the top of the soil level. The leaves are so heavy they fall over and it is hard to ‘hill up’ potatoes when they are in large pots.
I took another pot of the same size, removed the bottom with a jig saw,
and placed it over the top of the original pot and forced the potato leaves northward.
Then I just filled in the bottomless pot with new soil.
Next month, I am going to add another bottomless pot. The potatoes will develop new potatoes all the way up the stems as they are exposed to the soil. Just think – layers of potatoes in a pot!
Thanks again for the gardening tip, Ricky and Karen.