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1: Can Potatoes be grown indoors? 2: How to boost your potting soil with ONE simple step! 3: Goodbye to some friends. Out with the old. 4: Why did Ray shove … Video Rating: 0 / 5 Growing potatoes in a garbage can is a great way to keep them contained, so long as drainage holes are drilled into the bottom, drainage material is placed u…

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  • langergarden 3 years ago

    i tired this this two years ago…i got over 20 in my pot lol

  • TheCatmom1 3 years ago

    The reason a lot of people here are getting lots of leaves but not many or only very small potatoes is probably too much nitrogen. Potatoes are a poor soil crop, if you over feed them they put everything into the tops, not the roots. Go easy on the miracle grow, a little goes a long way, cut the dose back to half strength or if growing organically, go easy on the compost and manure, they like a loose light sandy soil to grow in.

  • Jeryl Jackson 3 years ago


  • Anna Renee 3 years ago

    Thanks, Ray 🙂

  • Praxxus55712 3 years ago

    These were store bought taters.

  • Praxxus55712 3 years ago

    You can recycle the soil only f it’s used outdoors. Outdoor insects have natural predators that usually keep them in line. Never bring that indoors though.

  • Jeryl Jackson 3 years ago

    Dear Ray AWESOME JOB MAN! How did u manage to let them grow?Did you grow them from Seed Potatoes or from a store bought potato?

  • Anna Renee 3 years ago

    Hi again Ray! I had some container plants that I had outdoors. They became infested with these bugs that flap on the surface of the dirt. Can I recycle that soil, or will I insure infesting anything I plant in the future in that soil? BTW, love, love, love your channel!

  • david brown 3 years ago

    I think you’re a pretty awesome guy. I haven’t seen one video that wasn’t informative and entertaining. Thanks. Keep it up!

  • youbetterbelieveit2 3 years ago

    I looked at one of your potatoe videos last year and sorta copied it (Outdoor – Framed box). Anyway, I used fencing & cardboard to keep the dirt from falling out instead of planks (3x3x3…bag soil n manure). I just knew…I mean KNEW I would have tons of potatoes since the plants were growing good. When I went to harvest this past fall I was really bummed. Shovelfull after shovelfull of waterbugs/pillbugs 🙁 …and little tiny spuds like the ones in your bucket. Any suggestions for me?

  • astronautchimp420 3 years ago

    get some 1000 watt hps

  • shadowcrash333 3 years ago

    Thanks! You just saved me alot of trouble! ^_^ I actually grew potatoes in a small pot, kept it out doors, and produced around 5 medium sized potatoes. Everytime I do them in the garden they are always tiny 🙁 and last year I tried two, one was okay the other grew to a fair size then one day it turned totally yellow and died early mid season… they were right beside each other and were both treated the same. The other one was fine and lasted till the end of the season. Wonder what happened?

  • Praxxus55712 3 years ago

    You can use a little miracle grow potting soil in your outdoor garden. As far as using miracle grow or any other non organic fertilizer ou can use this but preferably not as the exclusive feeding if you plan on using the soil year after year. Compost tea will help immensely.

  • stacy G 3 years ago

    Don’t think inside was problem. I tried growing potatoes in a container outside one year and didn’t have much luck either. Last year just put them in the ground and had beautiful top plant but not too many potatoes. Farmers Exchange store recommended some zinc fertilizer, suppose to help plant put on bigger potatoes. we’ll see. also planted them a little shallow so as the green comes up I can add more layers of straw,leaves and some soil mix on top. suppose to get more that way too.

  • shadowcrash333 3 years ago

    Omg, I guess I shouldn’t put miracle grow soil in my outdoor garden?? Will that harm it? What kind of soil would be best? I also use M. Grow fertilizer that is mixed with water. Does that have harmful long term effects?

  • Praxxus55712 3 years ago

    Bright lights, rich loose soil and warm temps. Those three basics will get your harvest up.

  • Jack Smit 3 years ago

    Praxxus i to am growing potatoes indoors i pulled one potato up to see its growth. Do you know how i could grow it faster your the best guy i know with gardening.

  • Young Eggfu 3 years ago

    what was your light cycle, because root crops need at least 12 hrs dark to store the energy.

  • UniqueMission480 3 years ago

    oh ok i understand now thanks HLHaidysh, that was a dumb moment for me

  • THEGREENCABBY 3 years ago

    Thanks for all the great info filled videos and great inspiration, I have learned alot!!

  • HLHaidysh 3 years ago

    I think he was saying that he wanted to grow the GOURD to be 4-5 feet long, not just having the VINE measure 4-5 feet long. There will obviously be a vine.

  • UniqueMission480 3 years ago

    How on earth can you grow a gourd without the vine. A gourd is grown on a vine

  • Praxxus55712 3 years ago

    I will be trying to grow a gourd that can grow up to 4-5 feet long. Not the vine….the actual gourd. Sound fun? Stay tuned! 🙂

  • UniqueMission480 3 years ago

    Praxxus, you should try to grow some gourds. I would like some help with them and if you were to make videos on them then that would be great. Birdhouse gourds, Apple gourds, Snake gourds, and Bottle gourds are just some that I have in mind. And if you do grow them this year then you better start soon because they take atleast 110 days to fully grow, produce, and die. The gourds could be given as gifts and one gourd sometimes gives 100’s of seeds so perfect for seed give aways.

  • treedirt10000 3 years ago

    Thanks for the friendly smile. Can not wait to see what your garden brings this year.

  • DJMovit 3 years ago

    Would have been better if we could have seen one in action over time. I tried it in a 55 gallon drum with lots of drainage holes and air holes. The plants were in a mixture of compost, vermiculite and peat moss so it didn’t compact down like regular soil. My potatoes were only on the bottom of the barrel while the plants grew up and out of the barrel.

  • b campbell 3 years ago

    Can i do this indoors?

  • swebbo 3 years ago

    never done it,but you can store spuds in sand

  • Moriah Miller 3 years ago

    I was wondering about that. I heard that’s the best way, but I’ll try both of these methods and see which of them work better.

  • myleghurts100 3 years ago

    thanks but can u make a video on harvesting video i have never seen you harvesting

  • Dan Owen 3 years ago

    Good video. Also, I think you need to use seed potatoes, not store bought which have been treated with a retardent.

  • fullmoonranch 3 years ago

    She doesn’t explain that you have to keep adding compost to cover them as they grow

  • YouMockMe 3 years ago

    What other vegetables last a long time? Also, what is the best way to store potatoes?