Growing Potatoes In Big Barrels - Knowledgebase Question

Norwalk, CT
Question by critters1
May 15, 2000
I live in zone 6, have a mostly sunny deck, and would like to plant russet, or a similar type of, potatoes in a big barrel. Could you tell me what type of soil to use, how to space the potatoes, how deep to plant them, how big the barrel should be, and anything else I left out please. I moved to the east coast about 6 months ago and miss the "fresh" Idaho potatoes because I LOVE to eat them. They taste too ripe over here to me, so i want to try and grow my own. Thank you very much for your time.

alicia A.K.A. missing my favorite food.


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Answer from NGA
May 15, 2000

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also plant inside a plastic garbage can that has had holes drilled in the bottom for drainage. Put about six inches of soil in the bottom, and start layering as described above. You can reach down and steal new potatoes and then dump the can out to harvest at the end of the season. also plant inside a plastic garbage can that has had holes drilled in the bottom for drainage. Put about six inches of soil in the bottom, and start layering as described above. You can reach down and steal new potatoes and then dump the can out to harvest at the end of the season.

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