Tips For Growing Potatoes In Pots

Growing potatoes in container is very easy.

Here Are The Tips To Follow For Growing Healthy Potatoes

Potato Selection:

Seed Potato

Choose good quality potato seeds. It provides better yield.
Some of the high yielding potatoes are:

  • Accent
  • Accord
  • Agria
  • Almera
  • Ambo
  • Burren
  • Cara
  • Carnaval
  • Celine
  • Dunbar
  • Standard
  • Fambo
  • Galactica
  • Hbibi
  • Harmoney
  • Hermes
  • Horizon
  • Karlena
  • Kikko
  • Kondar
  • Lay Blafour
  • Lady Olympia
  • Majestic
  • Maris Bard
  • Maris piper
  • Maxine
  • Melony
  • Mimi
  • Morene
  • Nadine
  • Navan
  • Orla
  • Paramount
  • Pentland
  • Crown
  • Pentland Dell
  • Pixie
  • Red Cara
  • Romano
  • Savanna
  • Saxon,
  • Shannon
  • Shepody
  • Slaney
  • Stemster
  • Vales Everst
  • Vivaldi
  • Wiljia

All the above variety of potatoes may not be available but many of them are available in seed form.

Soil

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  • Make sure that your soil is fertile and free from weeds.
  • Compost should be added in regular periods to maintain soil fertility.

Drainage:

Pots With Drain Holes
  • Potatoes shouldn’t be drenched in water.
  • Proper drainage system should be provided for healthy growth.

Sun Light:

Sun Light

Potatoes love sun. Place the potato growing container in a place where there is a plenty of sun light.

Feed:

Plant Feed
  • Potatoes need regular feeding.
  • You should provide required amounts of manure and nutrients.
  • Usage of Foliar sprays results in better yield .

Check Out: 13 Simple DIY Organic Fertilizers Recipes

Watering:

Watering
  • Both over watering and under watering kills the potato plants.
  • You should water the potato plants early in the morning. So, that it have enough time and heat to dry.
  • Always water at the base of the plant. Thereby we can prevent many fungal infections.
  • The health of end potatoes depends on watering.

Check Out: How To Water Your Potted Plants

Pinching:

Pinching out flowers produces larger potatoes.

Blight, Pests And Other Infections:

  • Check plants regularly to see the symptoms of blight or other infection. If they are observed spray respective fungicides.
  • If any signs of pests are observed then it is easy to remove in initial stage.
  • Spray related pesticides.

Check Out: 8 Organic Pest Controlling Methods & 8 Organic Pesticides Recipes

Storage:

  • Handle potatoes with care during harvest. Even a small bruise can rotten the potato.
  • Use bruised potatoes immediately.

Mulching:

Dried Leaves

Comfrey plants are rich in potassium. So, spread them as a layer in the potatoes growing region.

Check Out: Mulching Guide

Organic Fertilizer:

  • Use sea weed fertilizer as it contains many nutrients.
  • It helps in plant growth.

Solutions To The Potato Crop Problems:

Low Yield:

  • If your plant didn’t receive enough water and feed, it results in low yield of potatoes.
  • Poor soil conditions make difficult to grow the potatoes resulting in decreased crop production.
  • Too much usage of nitrogen fertilizers makes potatoes to have foliage rather than tubers.

Green Potatoes:

Mulching and Earthing up prevents green potatoes.

Scabby Potatoes:

Practice Crop Rotation to prevent it.

Splits In Potato Tubers:

This is because of uneven watering.

Brown Marks Under The Skin:

This is because of Blight.

Disease Resistant Potatoes:

Healthy Potatoes
  • Accent
  • Arran Pilot
  • Cara
  • Charalotte
  • Desiree
  • Golden Wonder
  • King Edward
  • Markies
  • Nicola
  • Sarpo Mira
  • Setanta
  • Valor

Blight Resistant Potatoes:

  • Charlotte
  • Markies
  • Sarpo Axona
  • Sarpo Mira
  • Setanta
  • Valor
  • Cara

Potatoes For Both Boiling And Steaming:

Boiled Potatoes
  • Kestral
  • Maris Peer
  • Nadine
  • Estima

Potatoes For Baking:

Baked Potato
  • Nadine
  • Maxine
  • Maris peer
  • Maris piper

Potatoes For Chips:

Baked Potatoes
  • Desire
  • King Edward
  • Maris Piper

Potatoes For Roasting:

Roasted Potatoes
  • Arran Victory
  • Kerrs Pink
  • Maris Piper
  • Sarpo Axona

Potatoes Only For Boiling:

boiled potato
  • Kestrel
  • Maris Peer
  • Nadine
  • Wilja
  • Estima

Potatoes For Salad:

  • Arran Pilot
  • Nicola
  • Lady Christl
  • Anya
  • Jersy Royal
  • Pink Fir Apple

Potatoes For Storing:

Storing Potatoes
  • Pink Fir Apple ( lasts upto 3 months under specified conditions)
  • Sarpo Axona (lasts upto 4 months under specified conditions)

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