OK… This is just quirky. But I am going to try this. It sounds simple which means even I can do it!
Article From HouseLogic.com
By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon
Published: October 22, 2012
Here’s how to grow potatoes in a bag, just like Kate Middleton does.
It’s hard to imagine soil under Kate Middleton’s manicured nails, but the Duchess of Cambridge is a long-time gardener who fancies growing potatoes in bags.
That’s what the lovely Kate recently told a gardener at Elswick Park in Newcastle, England. The royal then confessed that she was a bit disappointed in her spuds this year, which were rather scrawny.
Gardening in bags (http://www.houselogic.com/blog/gardens/garden-in-a-bag/) is really simple. Potatoes, which develop underground, are particularly well-suited to grow in upright plastic bags of topsoil mixed with compost (http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/composting/start-compost-pile/). Fresh soil (http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/gardens/how-to-fix-soil/) cuts down on the risk of disease and insect infestation. And you can place the bags anywhere there’s full sun.
Here’s how to grow potatoes in a bag:
•Fill a black garbage bag with 8 inches of topsoil mixed with about 4 inches of compost. Poke holes in the bottom for drainage, and stand it up vertically.
•Peel down the plastic, and place 4 seed potatoes, eyes up, evenly spaced on top of the nutrient-rich soil.
•Cover the spuds with another 4 or 5 inches of compost-enriched soil.
•Water until moist (not sopping wet).
•As the plant grows, cover foliage with soil until the bag is 3/4; full, peeling up the plastic as you go.
•Water as needed.
•When foliage turns brown and dies, it’s time to harvest your potatoes.