How to grow potatoes in a bucket: 8 simple steps for success
We will look at lots of great ideas on choosing the best potato planters, making your own potato grow bags, mixing good soil & fertilizers, planting, watering, & harvesting.
What are the best containers to grow potatoes?
There are many kinds of potato planters such as fabric bags, plastic pots, buckets, wood planters, and potato towers. Let’s look at which ones are the best, and which ones are the worst!
Based on the experience from lots of gardeners, the best planters for growing potatoes are 10 gallon (30 liter) size pots or bags. They give you the perfect balance of maximum harvest with minimum amount of space and soil needed.
You can also plant potatoes in 5 gallon buckets with drain holes, 7 to 15 gallon bags and pots, which are all easy to find.
You can find 10 gallon plastic or fabric pots here. Both are great choices for planting potatoes. You can also make your own fabric potato grow bags following this tutorial.
If you are wondering about planting potatoes in stacked rubber tires, I would NOT do it, because tires contain lots of chemicals that could be harmful for growing edibles!
Another great option for planting potatoes in small gardens is to use wooden box planters aka raised beds, like here by Garden Matter on YouTube. Check out the harvest in video below!