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by Sarah - July 7th, 2009.
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Growing your own spuds is somethhing most people try at least once. If you’ve not got a garden you might think it’s impossible, but even with just a small outdoor space – a yard or patio you can use this fab kit to grow some potatoes.

Suttons sell seed potatoes

& Morgan also sell seed potatoes

Using these special bags called Grow-Pod it’s easy. They are made from a fine weave of hard-wearing, rot-proof polypropylene with lots of integral drainage holes plus they have 2 strong handles for easy carrying make them easy to move about on your patio.
You put the potatoes in at the bottom in a few inches of compost and gradually fill the tubs keep covering the foliage up until the bags are full.
Remember to water regularly too! Potatoes need plenty of water for even growth.

The potatoes you get are:
early cropping, nutty flavour, attractive smooth red skin makes it easy to ‘scrape’

second early cropping, wonderful succulent flesh, waxy texture, delicious eaten hot, or cold in salads

early main crop, yellow skin, golden flesh, good as bakers and for mash

main crop, yellow skin, cream flesh, gorgeous taste, good for chips and roasting

And don’t forget the bags are reusable so year after year you can grow potatoes at home. Loads of places sell seed potatoes too so you don’t have to worry about that!
You can also try more unusual types that you don’t get in the supermarkets too. That’s one of the nice things about your growing your own veg!
You also avoid any problems with diseases in the soul by growing in this way.