Growing Organic Potatoes In Useless Plastic Bags On Rooftop

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We all know that the vegetables available in the market are prepared with chemical fertilizers, So let me tell you how to growing potatoes in useless plastic bags on the roof of the house, that too in a plastic bag. It is not necessary to grow vegetables in pots, any unnecessary thing at home that is not used can be planted with potatoes, like I grow potatoes in empty cement plastic sacks. If you have an empty cement plastic bag or any such container or basket at your house, prepare it for growing vegetables.
Grow organic potato

We all know that the vegetables available in the market are prepared with chemical fertilizers, So let me tell you how to grow potatoes in useless plastic bags on the roof of the house, that too in a plastic bag. It is not necessary to grow vegetables in pots, any unnecessary thing at home that is not used can be planted with potatoes, like I grow potatoes in empty cement plastic sacks. If you have an empty cement plastic bag or any such container or basket at your house, prepare it for growing vegetables. The taste of the vegetable grown at home without any chemicals is different from its hard work. In this article, I’m going to tell you about everything from seed to harvesting potatoes, and some potato varieties that produce great fruit and I’ll share with you my favorite varieties. I am sharing this so that you can also grow organic potatoes in your home this season, that too in a plastic bag container.

Potato Seed preparation

First, select the variety of potatoes you want to grow and go to your nearest market to buy mature potatoes that have started sprouting, And if you don’t find potatoes that are not sprouting yet, bring home the simple potatoes without sprouting. Now let me tell you how to convert them into seeds, So choose the potatoes used in the kitchen put them on the floor in a dark room, and sprinkle some water. Within a few days, the potato will start sprouting If we sow the potato directly into the soil, then the potato will never grow and the potatoes lying in the soil may also get spoiled. Doing so will reduce the amount of potato germination.

Seed Sprouting in River Sand

I am going to tell you the best way to start sprouting potatoes which I use myself. First, take a pot and fill it with river sand, remember to sift it well before filling the pot with sand. After sifting, now press the potatoes in the sand. By pressing the potatoes in the sand sprouting starts very quickly. Do not plant the potato more than two inches deep.
 
I am going to tell you the best way to start sprouting potatoes which I use myself. First, take a pot and fill it with river sand, remember to sift it well before filling the pot with sand. After sifting, now press the potatoes in the sand. By pressing the potatoes in the sand sprouting starts very quickly. Do not plant the potato more than two inches deep.
potato sprouting in river sand
After covering the potato with sand, water it well and place the pot in a place where it gets full sun. Do not give too much water otherwise the potatoes may rot in the sand, After four to five days when you remove the potato from the sand, you will see its roots, which means our seed has started to grow and is now ready to be planted in the soil.

Grow Potato In Useless Plastic Bag

I am using an empty cement plastic bag to grow organic potatoes at home.
 
I am using an empty cement plastic bag to grow organic potatoes at home.It is perfect for growing potatoes as it does not stagnate and overflows, Similarly, I have also grown ginger in it. I will give you details about ginger in my next article.
grow potatoes in plastic bags
It is perfect for growing potatoes as it does not stagnate and overflows, Similarly, I have also grown ginger in it. I will give you details about ginger in my next article.

Soil Preparation For Potatoes

To prepare potato soil, first take 50% garden soil, 30% cow dung manure, and 20% canal sand and mix well. Take special care that you do not fill the plastic bag with soil because potatoes grow on the surface of the soil, then as the plant grows, we add three to four inches of soil to this plastic bag every 15 to 20 days.
 
To prepare potato soil, first take 50% garden soil, 30% cow dung manure and 20% canal sand and mix well. Take special care that you do not fill the plastic bag completely with soil, because potatoes grow on the surface of the soil, then as the plant grows, we add three to four inches of soil to this plastic bag every 15 to 20 days.
Soil prepared for potatoes
So that we can get more potato production. After filling the soil, water well in the plastic bag or any pot or container in which you have planted the potatoes, but remember not to water more than necessary, otherwise, the potatoes may spoil. This is a dry crop and does not require much water. Sunlight is very important for good and high production of potatoes. Try to place the pot on the roof in a place where it gets full sun.

Organic Fertilizer For Potatoes

To get the best harvest of potatoes, give fertilizer in the pot once a month so that our plant does not lack nutrients due to the small space in the pot.
 
To get the best harvest of potatoes, give fertilizer in the pot once a month so that our plant does not lack nutrients due to the small space in the pot.
Homemade fertilizer for potato plant
Give it organic fertilizer. You can give it a bone meal, fish meal, cow dung, vermicompost, or mustard powder, All these are organic fertilizers.

Popular Varieties In Potatoes

  1. Starchy Potatoes.
  2. Russet Potatoes.
  3. Sweet Potatoes.
  4. Waxy Potatoes.
  5. Red Potatoes.
  6. New Potatoes.
  7. All-Purpose Potatoes.
  8. Yukon Gold Potatoes.
  9. Kennebec Potatoes.
  10. Purple Potatoes.
  11. Heirloom Potatoes.

Pests & Disease Control

Pests Control

  • White Fly: It is a small white insect and it sucks the sap from the leaves of the potato plant, causing the plant to lack nutrients and stunt the growth of the plant.
  • Potato Tuber Moth: This insect lays its eggs on the potato leaves from which the larvae hatch and cause severe damage to the soil and the plant, resulting in reduced plant yield.
  • Aphids: These are small and soft-bodied insects that suck sap from plant leaves and weaken the plants and regularly transmit viruses.

Diseases Control

To avoid all these, you will have to take the guidance of an organic solution from your nearest agriculture shop, by which your plants can be protected from insects and diseases. Is there any disease attacking them, when you plant, take special care that there is a drainage system under the pot, which does not stop the water in the pot and also the risk of fungus on the roots.
 
  • Late Blight: The attack of this disease on the plants occurs in the cold season, which sucks the juice from the leaves, destroys the plant and reduces production significantly.
  • Early Blight: It is a disease found in plants that causes spots on the leaves. Which reduces the growth of plants.
  • Bacterial Wilt: This disease found in plants contributes to germs and wilting of plants. Due to the attack of this disease, the leaves of the plant start turning yellow.
  • Blackleg & Soft Rot: This bacterial disease causes black spots and rotting at the base of plant stems during storage.

Ideal Time For Planting Potatoes

Potato is a cool season crop and different countries and regions have different sowing times.
 
  • North and Northeast: Early to mid-April.
  • Midwest: Mid-April to early May.
  • South And West Coast: It is planted in October to November and February to March, it also depends on your regional climate.
  • South And Southeast: Late October to December or February to March.

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