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Post  PeonyLover on 2/20/2012, 1:36 pm

Have any of you used these potato bags? These are by Ferry-Morse and run $8 at Wally World. I'm thinking of trying them out, but wanted some feedback first. Thanks.
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Post  arla on 2/20/2012, 5:01 pm

I just planted for the first year my potatoes in a patio potato grow bag (from the UK, which looks very similar) so I'm hopeful, my parents have used them (and they are common and popular in the UK).

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Post  curio on 2/22/2012, 11:34 am

We've used something similar in the past with fairly good results. Last year we decided to build a potato box that increase in height as the plants grow until they flower. Our results were so good with that method that this year we are building two more.
I harvested roughly 40 pounds of gourmet fingerling potatoes in a space that is 2x2'. Shocked
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Post  camprn on 2/22/2012, 11:38 am

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Post  PeonyLover on 2/22/2012, 12:30 pm

Wow! Curio, that's great. I've had a row garden for awhile and this year i'm converting to SFG. My potatoes last were ok-but not great I'm sure I didn't hill them enough and the ground is a bit hard. I was thinking of building boxes, but these bags would be easier to store and move if needed.
Question-Curio how many potatoes did you plant in that 2 X 2? I will be planting Red Norland, Yukon Gold, Blue Adirondacks, and Jewell SP. I'm trying to figure out if I want to to built four 2 X 2 or go with bags.
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Post  curio on 2/22/2012, 2:22 pm

We planted 10 tubers of each variety last year in the same box (one on each side), so roughly one pound each. This year we will be planting 2 pounds of each, with their own boxes.
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Post  PeonyLover on 2/22/2012, 2:39 pm

Great-thanks. I'm leaning toward trying the bags and planting 4 seed potatoes per bag. We'll see. lol
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Post  newstart on 2/22/2012, 3:40 pm

I saw these bag the other day. they look great its on my "list" of things I want Smile
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