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So the purpose of this instructable is to grow potatoes in a 5 gallon bucket so that you can start them indoors and be able to transport them back and forth inside and out depending on the weather

Step 1: Get Your Supplies

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The things that you are going to need is first off a 5 gallon bucket or similar, get a bunch of rocks or aquarium pebbles, some dirt or potting soil, next a black trash bag, then scissors and potatoes either from your local home and garden center or from your pantry if they start growing roots
 
philip gibson5 months ago

I love this idea will try it myself, do you transplant or they can stay in the bucket until harvest?

nanaverm1 year ago
A great way to get a head start on Spring planting, thanks! I like how the 3 plants are "looking out the window, longing to be transplanted outside".
Schmidty161 year ago
try this if u cut potatoes in half or in fourths they grow better
popa27272 (author)  Schmidty161 year ago
ill have to try that next season i ended up moving them outside but the white tail deer in my area have grown in numbers and a small herd ravaged all my veggies, ate my corn stalks, all the leaves off my beans, left half eaten cucumbers, cut my tomato plants in half and gnawed off the top of my apple tree sapling i planted this spring. the only things they left me were onions, garlic and my hot peppers. next year ill do an instructable about deer proofing your veggies lol
kretzlord2 years ago
cool, i've been looking for some 'no-space' ways to grow some real food. Thanks for posting
popa27272 (author) 2 years ago
Ya that would have been great, and no I haven't tried holes in the bucket itself, but I used the same container I had my pebbles in to water it so the water level would be at close to the same height of the pebbles in the bucket
joen2 years ago
Are there drainage holes in the bucket itself?
Johenix2 years ago
This would have been a great one for SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!!!
Go for it. Grow for it.