Potatoes are helpful in losing weight because they contain a good source of fibers and prevent heart diseases by keeping blood pressure and cholesterol level in check. Potatoes contain antioxidants and prevent diseases and contain vitamins that help in the proper functioning of the body and potatoes are rich in carbohydrates and provide energy for the functioning of the body.
Potatoes are used for making several dishes and most favorite vegetables of children and people of all ages.
It is very easy to grow potatoes and does not require a lot of hard work and needs low maintenance. If you are growing potatoes in the compost bag you do not require too much space you just simply plant seeds into the compost bag and wait for them to grow.
Step by step process of growing potatoes into the compost is explained below.
1. Choose Compost Bag For Growing Potatoes.
Potatoes grow well in the compost bag in the greenhouse or in the frost-free part of your garden or backyard. Make long and narrow cuts or openings for drainage at the base of the compost bag with the help of a knife or with the help of a driller.
2. Compost For Growing Potatoes.
After making holes in the compost bag remove two to a third of the compost from the compost bag and put it aside for reusing for covering shoots as they grow and develop.
3. Best Time For Planting.
The best time for planting potatoes is from March to April. If you are planting potatoes into the compost then you can even plant potatoes in may.
You can also plant potatoes in August. Potatoes are a widely cultivated crop because it is the favorite vegetable of children.
Potatoes require full sunlight, potatoes require at least 6-8 hours of sunlight for proper growth.
So place the compost in which you plant potatoes on a sunny location so that it gives enough light of 6-8 hours which is necessary for the proper growth of potatoes.
You can also place a compost bag in a partial shade area but it does not show better growth as compared to a sunny location.
5. Plant potatoes.
Grow seeds in the seed growing tray when it develops and is converted into a seedling. Burry two to three sprouts of seeds into the compost bag.
After planting seedlings into the compost bag, water well your compost. After planting potatoes regularly water your plant two to three times per week.
Whenever your compost dries water well and regularly well-watered your plant after 10 days. Plants do not need plenty of water for proper growth and getting a high yield but do not overwater your plant.
7. Pests attack.
Black keel slugs are the worst pests that attack your potato eelworms and wireworms will also attack your potatoes. To prevent potatoes from pests you can spray pesticides and to protect your plant from insects you can also use insecticide.
After 4 to 5 months your potatoes will become mature and healthy. Cut off the corner of the compost bag from the bottom and put your hand in the bag and then pick up potatoes from the bag and use them for cooking. You can use these fresh potatoes for making several dishes like chips.