Grow your own potatoes
You don't need acres of space to grow a crop of homegrown potatoes - a sunny balcony or patio will do. For more expert advice on growing your own vegetables visit Gardenersworld.com.
You don't need a garden to enjoy a crop of homegrown potatoes, just enough space on a sunny balcony or patio for a large pot. Rather than using potatoes from the greengrocer, you'll get better results planting seed potatoes from the garden centre, which are certified disease-free.
You will need...
- Large pot, at least 30cm (1 ft) deep
- Multi-purpose compost
- Seed potatoes
1. Choose a good sized container, checking that it has several drainage holes in the bottom. Fill one-third full with multi-purpose compost.
2. Space potatoes about 30cm (1ft) apart, with most sprouts on each potato facing upwards.
3. Cover potatoes with multi-purpose compost until the container is about half full, then water. Put the container in a warm sunny place.