Archaeological research suggests that indigenous peoples of the Andean cultivated potatoes reached South America for thousands of years before the Europeans. Potatoes are sensitive to frost, developing tropical herbs that underground tubers filled with excessive plant starch. While best grown in the ground to give the tubers, potatoes grow well in large containers. All varieties of potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) grow the same way, with similar cultural needs. They can be planted together in a single container. However, knowing when to harvest or to identify what is the problem.
Hundreds of varieties of potatoes, or more properly called varieties exist for gardeners grow vegetables in gardens and containers. Gardeners usually group potato plants on the length of time for the harvest already based tubers needed. Early potato varieties mature in 75 to 100 days after planting, mid-season types in 100 to 120 days, and late potatoes need more than 120 days to grow and good size tubers. Under each of these varieties, varying the shape of the tuber skin color or flavor and strength level. Potatoes are more suitable container culture.
It is conceivable that the seed potatoes planted in a container mix. The problem arises when the various potatoes planted at the same time does not intervene. A container with several works of early and late potatoes, for example, find that first potato plants wilting sooner and require digging to harvest the tubers. Digging would disturb growth and development of the late potatoes. Moreover, if the different types of potatoes tubers similar looking, you have to distinguish a hard time, the plant variety was the tubers.
As in all plant species, plant spacing too close together results in weaker, leggy tall plants, because the higher density leads to increased competition for light, nutrients, and water. An ideal distance for potatoes is a plant or plant cell clusters every 12 inches. The larger the container, the better potato cultivation. You will need a large container with at least 10 gallons of soil for roots to expand and develop good-sized tubers. Planting too many potatoes in a container does the growth of the potato plants, and when the sheets are robust and receive sufficient light, a few or small tubers form.
It is acceptable to grow different varieties of potatoes in the same container, provided the container large enough for good plant growth. The container base has drainage holes, such as wet soil causes root rot. Use mix a potting soil, not soil in the container. Potting soil should be crumbly in texture, organic matter, such as compost and humid, but drain well. Do not mix sweet potatoes or yams in the same container as potatoes. Sweet potatoes and yams are voracious growing vining plants, sprawling stems that require a lot of growing space. These systems are out competition and stifle the potato plants in the container.