Potato planter bags 3 pack

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Buy Potato planter bags 3 pack: Now everyone can grow delicious home-grown potatoes, whether or not they have a garden. The new Potato Patio Planters are designed specifically for use on patios and balconies, or in small gardens where there’s no space for a vegetable patch.<br>The Patio Planters are easy to use and reusable. Each holds about 40 litres of compost and is suitable for 3 seed potatoes. Made from a tough, woven polyethylene they have reinforced drainage holes at the base, can be easily moved using the handles on each side and come complete with detailed growing instructions.<br><br>They come in packs of three, so by planting at 4 to 6 week intervals you can spread your harvest over an extended period. Even better, there is no need to do any digging –when they are ready, simply remove a few at a time or tip the planter out and enjoy the real taste of home-grown spuds.<br><br>

Now everyone can grow delicious home-grown potatoes, whether or not they have a garden. The new Potato Patio Planters are designed specifically for use on patios and balconies, or in small gardens where there’s no space for a vegetable patch.
The Patio Planters are easy to use and reusable. Each holds about 40 litres of compost and is suitable for 3 seed potatoes. Made from a tough, woven polyethylene they have reinforced drainage holes at the base, can be easily moved using the handles on each side and come complete with detailed growing instructions.

They come in packs of three, so by planting at 4 to 6 week intervals you can spread your harvest over an extended period. Even better, there is no need to do any digging –when they are ready, simply remove a few at a time or tip the planter out and enjoy the real taste of home-grown spuds.

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A good potato planter bag

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Had a great crop of potatoes for Christmas will use again

Papasmurf

Cornwall

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Potato planters worked well

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I used these bags as my soil is very very heavy. They are easy to use and produced good crops of potatoes. They do require quite a lot of soil/compost so take that into account. They do require watering regularly and can dry out quickly. They are too heavy to move when full, so put them where they are to stay.

Beelady

Cornwall

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Easy to use

5

Easy to use potato planters. Handy for making sure you get all the spuds out too.

LordOfBadgers

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Potatoes planting problem I recently received three bags of potatoes from Crocus - one each of earlies, second earlies and maincrop. I successfully chitted and planted the earlies and stored the seconds and maincrop in a vegetable sack inside a dark cupboard. However, a week ago when I turned to them to start the same process, I discovered they've grown foot long tendrils and I now fear they are wasted. I would be grateful if you could advise what to do next. Kind regards Joanne

Joanne Parkes

Hello Joanne, It sounds as if your potatoes are raring to go! It is hard to go wrong with potatoes, so the best thing to do now will be to try to untangle them and plant them with the shoots attached. I suspect some of the shoots will get snapped or damaged in the process, but I would not be too concerned as they will develop more shoots in no time. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Thanks for your advice. The shoots are much longer than the depth they should normally be planted, shall I just bury them horizontally? Joanne

Joanne Parkes

Hello again Joanne, I would plant them at their normal depth and leave the tips of the shoots above ground. Best regards, Helen Plant Doctor

Joanne Parkes

Thanks, that's very helpful

Crocus Helpdesk

Potato plants,- how much fertiliser should I apply? Hi Crocus!! For some reason best known to the Almighty and the weather, my attempt at growing veg last season was a complete flop!!!!!!! Nothing came to maturity - - carrots germinated poorly and disappeared, onion sets sulked and refused to grow and leeks ended up looking like anemic grasses! This year I'm having a go at maincrop tatties. BUT -- I have bought potato fertiliser which does not tell me how much to use PER LINEAR yard. There is enough room for 5 rows each about 6 feet long. Could you please advise me how much fertiliser to use? Also, am I being daft trying potatoes when nothing else seemed to grow in the patch I'm using?? Thanks for any ENCOURAGING advice you can offer!!! Regards, Ian

Ian Milne

Hello Ian, I am not really sure why you had such a dismal crop last year, but I would try to dig in as much composted organic matter as possible before you plant the potatoes to try to enrich the soil, and it may also be worthwhile doing a simple pH test. As for the fertiliser, they will all vary in strength and application rates, however if you bought ours:- http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/organic-potato-fertiliser/classid.2000008337/ then the application instructions are as follows. Use before planting between February and April. Apply 135 g/sq. m ( 4oz per sq. yd ) over the vacant plot and fork into soil. This is equivalent for typical pot sizes to: 30cm. ( 12 in.) diameter pot - 10g. 38cm. ( 15 in.) diameter pot - 15g. 50cm. ( 20 in.) diameter pot - 30g. I'm afraid though that you need to dig it in around the whole bed rather than just along the row - hence the instructions for sq.m. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Many thanks for your advice. The quantities are just what I need., and I'll certainly try to enrich the soil in the hope of a decent crop of tatties!!!!!! Regards, Ian

Ian Milne

Potato grower bags and protection for pruned Plum tree branches...... Hello, I desperately need some protective solution/chemical that I can apply to the pruned branches of my Plum tree and was wondering if you have any such solution/chemical in stock. I shall start pruning my plum tree in March. I have been advised by the nursery where I purchased my Plum tree that the tips of the pruned branches need to be dabbed with this protection. Hope you can advise? Also can you tell me if you stock "POTATO GROWER BAGS"? Thanks Kind regards, Francis

Francis Faleiro

Hello Francis, I suspect the nurseryman was referring to Arbrex for the plum tree, which unfortunately we do not sell, but it can be bought on the internet. As for the potato growers bags, we do sell these ones, which might be suitable http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/potato-planter-bags-3-pack/classid.2000007611/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Customer Services

Should I have more potatoes? Hi there, I have just turned out a couple of my potato planters and don't get me wrong, I am really pleased with what has been produced in terms of quality, but quantity is an issue. All the potatoes seem to be in the bottom quarter of the sack with no potatoes in any of the soil above. I feel my interpretation of earthing up may have caused this. I started off with my potatoes being planted in the first part of the planter which was about 1/4 of the the total height and the seeds covered with compost etc. I then waited for them to start shooting and growing stems and leaves, at this stage they actually grew a further 2 quarters of the height of the planter out of the soil. I then back filled so the tops of the stems were just showing and then did this again when at the top, which now left me with a full planter. I used potato fertilizer and kept watered well. 13 weeks later I have harvested them and got about 40 potatoes from 3 seeds, but like I said before only in the bottom section. The question is when earthing up, should I constantly be fully covering over the new growth until it reaches the top. The quality of the harvest is very good and I am very pleased, but next year want to make sure I do it correctly and get a bigger crop. Darren

Darren Sainsbury

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Am I too late to grow vegetables? I'd love to grow my own potatoes, onions and carrots, which I use a lot in the kitchen, but don't know where to start or if I'm too late. Please can you advise me?

Debora Everard

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about growing potatoes, as they need to be chitted before planting. Chitting just encourages shoots to grow before you pop them in the soil in early spring. The onion sets can be planted in March or April, while carrot seeds can be sown from late February as long as they are protected.

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