I was wondering why one of my tubs had no spuds. I dug around in the tub and can find no sign of ever having been planted. Too much shade, too much water? In the tub I took any potato parts out, replanted whole eyed spuds, covered with some dry compost, and moved tub to sun to dry out more. It had been raining and where they are is shady til PM. Got lots of bottom holes for drainage. With the tub soil drying in the sun, should I be OK with the new spuds? First year growing in tubs. Thank you so much! Willie Mojave
Did you lose your plantings to an animal? Squirrels could be the reason you have no potatoes.
Here is a link with directions on growing potatoes in tubs.
We added sawdust to our potato box this year and it would not grow. In the past, this box grew well until we added the sawdust. How can we fix this? Thank you!!
It is possible that the sawdust came from wood treated with a toxic material which is harming the plants, or that the quantity of sawdust is too high and is reducing the fertility of the box.
Here are some ideas for growing potatoes in containers: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/potato/container-potatoes.htm
Can I plant multiple layers of seed potatoes in a tall 55 gallon barrel that is prepped with drainage holes, rocks for drainage, soil and then the seed potatoes? Will planting in layers increase my yield or cause more problems when fighting for space to grow? Thank you.
Your method sounds like it would work.
These articles may help you adjust your growing project.
Question details...how much soil can you put in a 50Kg bag for potato sack bag planting? specify on stages to feed more soil and is it possible to fill the all bag with yield?
This article should provide the answers you are looking for
How many potatoes do I plant per 5 gallon grow bag
This article will help you.
I have a south west facing balcony I can grow flowers very successfully but can I grow veg?
Absolutely!!! This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/potato/container-potatoes.htm
to the top and abovethe top all was great they got about 20 ins high they started to blum and leaves started to die out and tubs begain to fold over .and became loose . i thought it was time to harvast and emptyed container and was nothen there at all.whats g oing on ????
Excess nitrogen can cause lack of tuber growth.
These articles will help you pinpoint the issue and hopefully next season will be more successful for you.