Sunday, 10 December 2017

Growing Potatoes in Poly bags

Potatoes are easy to grow vegetables and our bountiful in harvest with minimal efforts .Potatoes are tuberous crop that are grown inside the ground.  In our region the best time to plant potatoes is autumn season ie October to November .Since potatoes are tuberous crop they need deep space to develop roots and thereby formation of potatoes .                                                                               

A sprouted Potatoes 

Growing potatoes in Polythene bags is rewarding since it gives a lot of space to potatoes to                propogate ,these polythene bags can be kept anywhere full sunlight is received for maximum time of day.                                                                                                                                                           
                                                           A large polythene bag

I have filled these polybags with a composition of Garden Soil 70%,Cocopeat 20%,Compost 10%

Firstly Potatoes are placed after filling half  polybag with above composition 

when after 10 days leaves appear above the ground   gradually polybags are filled with soil mixture 

After two months plants of potatoes have grown above the polybags  

After 2.5 month flowers are starting appearing on plants 

And now is the time to await there harvest which could take more than a month .               

Things to kept in mind                                                                                                              

- Potatoes doesn't require much water to grow ,twice a week watering is enough   ;                         

- Stems of plants should be gradually covered with Garden Soil from beneath so that  more harvest is obtained;                                                                                                                                     
-I don't use chemical fertilizer in growing vegetables it is better to use organic compost to get         organic healthy harvest.                                                                                                         

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