Growing Potato

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08 Jul 20 Nathalie Hetherington (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have bought some seed potatoes and prepared a raised garden vegetable for them. I have never grown potatoes before so am a total novice. The bed is 2m x 50cm x 40 cm. Can I plant a couple of different varieties together such as kipfler and purple potato and even if a third variety if I have the room?
08 Jul 20 Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
A garden bed 2m long is only going to grow 6-7 plants. You can plant different varieties. Consider making the bed a lot bigger if you can.
06 Aug 20 Diane (Australia - tropical climate)
i have read that you can grow them in a bottomless large bucket or a wired enclosure this way you just keep topping up the dirt and mulch when the plant gets taller until eventually you reach the top. once they are ready to harvest just pull the vessell you have chosen off and down they all fall. Saves using your garden and gives you room for more beneficial plants or vegies to use.

A garden bed 2m long is only going to grow 6-7 plants. You can plant different varieties. Consider making the bed a lot bigger if you can.

- Anonymous

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