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Growing Potatoes in Bags
Seasonal DIY products
The latest trend in gardening is to grow potatoes in bags on your patio!
There's lots of reasons why you might want to do this - firstly is you can grow your own new potatoes and they're at their most delicious when they're just dug out of the ground and cooked and eaten straight away!
This kit is from Unwins - and they're very well priced. If it's too late
for this year you should be able to pre-order your potato kit for next
year. If you need fertiliser during the growing season then they have
that too, as well as a wide variety of other plants and ideas for your
Buy your own Potato Growing kit at Unwins - it really is simple and easy - the kids will love growing their own spuds!
At the end of the growing time you can either dig out a few from the bag or empty the whole lot out. Put the old compost on your flower beds or stick it on your compost heap. If you're not growing potatoes in your garden soil then you can dig it in there.
Once you've emptied the bags out give them a good shake and make sure they're dry before putting them away. Peg them on the line if you need to.
You can also use the bags for growing other crops!
Next year you can reuse the bags - just buy more potato tubers. Try different types.
Whilst you could use normal potatoes from the supermarket you shouldn't as this is how viruses could get spread to your garden. Seed potatoes come from good quality stock and should be disease free.
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