Potatoes are undoubtedly among the ingredients that can never be missing from our kitchens. Tasty and versatile, potatoes are also very rich in nutrients, from B vitamins to phosphorus, magnesium and potassium.
Few people know that it is possible to grow potatoes in pots even without having a very large vegetable garden. Follow the instructions detailed below to have your potato plant always at hand.
Get some potatoes for sowing , you can find them in any nursery or in specialized shops. These potatoes are different from those you find in the supermarket, and are intended for cultivation.
You will also need a sufficiently large pot and some soil.
Place the potatoes in a container, a few centimeters apart and with the “eye” (a kind of spot on the tip of the potato) facing upwards. Keep in a cool place and observe if any sprouts appear.
Once the sprouts have formed, cut the potato into pieces and bury it in the pot, about 40 centimeters high, previously filled with soil. A piece of potato must remain on the surface.
Water regularly, potatoes prefer moist soil, but always avoid stagnation.
When the leaves of the plant turn yellow it means that the potatoes can be dug up and harvested. Wash them well before using them.