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Hanwest29
May 18, 2020 2:22 PM CST
This is the first year I've tried to grow potatoes. Before lockdown I planted them into some well drained compost. However as they started to grow the only soil I could get to cover them was topsoil, will they continue to grow or have I absolutely killed them? Please be kind as last time I asked a question about gardening on a different forum people just called me stupid lol
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sallyg
May 18, 2020 2:34 PM CST
Welcome! I am very, very sorry you had a bad experience. Shame on them.

They should be fine. Most potatoes are grown in a field with topsoil below and above them. I doubt there is any harm even in a container.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Derbyshire
Hanwest29
May 18, 2020 2:52 PM CST
Thank you!
Bryan, TX
WAMcCormick
May 18, 2020 2:56 PM CST
Did you cover the entire plants or just the stem portion?
If it takes a long time to grow, remember that if nobody plants it, nobody has it.
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Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
May 18, 2020 4:37 PM CST
How deep did you plant them?

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