Grow them in containers or purpose-made sacks and they need not take up much space either. In fact there’ll be space for growing your own sacks of potatoes even in you just have a balcony.
Read our easy guide to growing your first crop of potatoes for harvests as early as June.
When to start
Plant your potatoes end of March in an early spring or mid-April if the winter is long. Choose to grow potatoes in as sunny a site as you can. Ready to harvest in June or July.
What to do
Quantities for 3 Gro-Sacks
1) Empty some Vegetable Growing Compost into 3 Gro-Sacks to a depth of 15cm (6 in). Break up any large clumps in the compost with a trowel or hand fork to leave a fine and even compost.
2) Add ¼ of the 75g Potato Fertiliser to each sack and mix into the compost. You should have ¼ bag of Potato Fertiliser remaining.
3) Now place 5 potato Charlotte ‘seed’ potatoes in each of the bags (one near each corner and one in the centre). Cover the potatoes with a further layer of compost so they are only just covered.
4) Add water to the compost so that it is moist but not waterlogged. Check once a day that the compost is moist and water on a daily basis if the soil dries out quickly.
5) As the shoots grow to 15cm (6in) high, cover them with another 10cm (4in) layer of compost with a small sprinkling of fertiliser per bag.
6) Repeat this process until the base of the shoots are about 5-10cm (2-4in) from the top of the Gro-Sack. Add a little fertiliser to each bag each time.
Once the potato plants are flowering, it’s ready to harvest. Chop the stems and leaves down and empty the sack to reveal the potatoes.