How to Grow Potatoes Anywhere | At Home With P. Allen Smith

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  1. Very nice Allen, in the winter we ate the last of the garden potatoes. The eyes that were broken off were planted in dirt and made new plants. We also planted out a 5 lb bag of potatoes that were starting to grow : )

  2. Thanks for sharing Allen! Can’t wait to grow our own potatoes this fall!

  3. Do the potatoes need a lot of watering? Just curious .. Thanks for your videos 🙂

  4. I am truly impressed! Now I don”t have to throw out those depressed-looking potatoes; afterall, I am a ‘farmer’s daughter’ living in a predominantly farming community. One more ‘expertise’ I’ll have to impress my students with!

  5. I was looking for something I could grow in a pot or basket and this will be perfect. I live in Washington State. Would the mini bell peppers I have been seeing in stores grown well in a pot for me? Hot peppers as well?

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