Harvest Container Grown Potatoes – June 2010 – Growing Vegetables

Container grow Irish Potatoes. Wonder what happened? Visit The Bayou Gardener in Avoyelles Parish Louisiana – Cajun Country at www.thebayougardener.com

25 Responses to “Harvest Container Grown Potatoes – June 2010 – Growing Vegetables”

  • saintveil says:

    ExpertVillage has a potato video stating that fertilizer has to be different for all underground crop gardening. Must be lower in nitrogen. 5-10-10 or 8-16-16 or use something he calls sulpomag; a mixture of 50/50 fertilizer and sulpomag.
    Here’s the video: v=AX1PWXWP3fU

  • webcajun says:

    @saintveil … Thanks……..Donald

  • thenorth03 says:

    hi:
    i am trying the same thing up here in canada…
    one spud was planted..
    so far its looking good
    john

  • thenorth03 says:

    trying the same up here in canada
    hope it works *s*

  • thenorth03 says:

    i am trying the same, up here in canada

  • webcajun says:

    @thenorth03 … with cooler weather right around the corner you should get a good harvest……..Donald

  • potboy321 says:

    @webcajun So potatoes are better off in the cold? Thanks Donald!

  • webcajun says:

    @potboy321 … Here in Louisiana our recommended planting date is in January. This puts most of the growing during cold / cool weather……..Donald

  • mshywing says:

    Hi Donald,
    Too bad that your potatoes didn’t do well in containers. I wondered could it be the flowers didn’t get pollinated?

  • webcajun says:

    @mshywing … what I’ve learned since then is that the soil needs to be somewhat cool for the potatoes to form. It just got too hot in the containers………Donald

  • mshywing says:

    @webcajun

    Hi Donald,

    Thank you for letting me know to keep the soil temperature cool in container. I’ve planted 2 more buckets yesterday. I have too many potatoes sprouted, I’m going to plant the rest in the ground tomorrow.

    Sandy

  • webcajun says:

    @mshywing … Hey Sandy, you should do just fine with your potatoes at this time of the year………Donald

  • TheWarscoming says:

    thanks for the video. ive noticed how dry your soil in the pots is where youve grown potatoes. they need lots of water ,im sure you know this. here in england we have loads of rain so our spud crops are normally really good. your climate looks great ,youre very lucky. ive tried to grow in pots and the results are never really great,thanks mate

  • TheWarscoming says:

    hey webcajun ive tried this in england and the results are very poor,small weedy things. they need loads of water and i dont think a pot will hold a ready source of water to keep the potatoes moist. great vids ,youre an inspiration.

  • webcajun says:

    @TheWarscoming … about the only vegetable I really like growing in pots are my green onions. They did get lots of watering but I think the soil just gets too hot in there…..Donald

  • ShannyCleaner says:

    ok that looks like it started regrowing. You should replant that!! :)

  • webcajun says:

    @ShannyCleaner …some folks have good luck with container gardens, I’m one that doesn’t. Timing is also important, I push the limit sometimes. lol……Donald

  • thehumblepepper says:

    @webcajun Hey Donald! I spent quite a few years of my days when I was younger growing up on a potato farm in the UK. I think the problem people have when planting potatoes is that they love to be planted way deep and in rows too. They like to be continuously “hilled”.. that way you get more of them forming. Just thought I’d throw that one in because you have really helped teach me a lot and I wanted to give you a tip back. If you need any more advice, perhaps I could help. Message anytime :)

  • webcajun says:

    @thehumblepepper …Thanks for the tips, I’ll put em to use……Donald

  • AngelikavonDeutschla says:

    Yeap thehumble has it right. I put some ground coffee around them today. I planyed yellow yucon potatoes and some red once .in container they are stricked and its a waste of time and monet. In the fields is better.

  • AngelikavonDeutschla says:

    They had no room to grow.heat doe not matter. Long time gardner.

  • webcajun says:

    @AngelikavonDeutschla …Yes, much better planting them in the field…….Donald

  • powerspade says:

    Scottish seed potatoes are the best for growing

  • SidneyBou says:

    Well I am trying to grow potatoes in a 5 gallon can. I have one good plant brown potatoes I found growing where my wife throws things like that away. It had roots and a vine started. I put it in the 5 gallon cN ns put some flower bed soil. I didn’t cut the potato and it was large had a number of vines on it. Well I am trying to figure out wen to look at what is down there. I notice you don’t wait till the vine is dead to harvest in the field. When do you are I harvest?

  • webcajun says:

    @SidneyBou … I figure the best time to harvest is when the plant starts dying……Donald

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