Recycle your compost bags

Recycle your compost bags

Don’t throw your compost bags away, you can use them for container growing, especially early potatoes….

Compost bags are ideal as containers for growing early potatoes. So here’s how to do it:

  • Roll the sides of each bag down half way.
  • Add multi-purpose compost to a depth of 15cm (6inches)
  • Plant one or two seed potatoes (first or second earlies)
  • Cover with another 15cm (6inches) of compost and then water in.
  • As leaves emerge, just keep covering with compost and roll the outer edge of the bag upwards as you go along to about 30cms (12in).
  • Keep well watered.
  • And, oh yes, very important! Make sure there are holes in the bottom of the bag before you start!

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