Common Ways to Plant a Potato Crop Common Ways to Plant a Potato Crop

A potato is one of the easiest root vegetables to grow and can be grown and planted in a variety of ways, in a variety of containers. As long as you have decent quality loamy soil with a pH of about 5.5 to 6.5, potatoes will grow almost anywhere.

Common Methods of Growing Potatoes

Potatoes are most commonly grown in vegetable gardens; however, you can also use regular plant pots to grow potatoes as well - as long as they are large enough. You can also grow potatoes in a wooden box filled with soil, a garbage can, inside bundles of straw or other mulching material or even in a plastic bag with some holes poked in it for drainage. As long as the soil is okay and the soil allows for adequate drainage, you can grow a potato in almost any manner you choose.

One thing to be wary of with potatoes is that they are somewhat susceptible to disease, insects and pests; furthermore, planting potatoes in the same soil more than once every three years will usually lead to potatoes suffering from all of these plagues.

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