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growing a potato vine in a pot

graigrai Posts: 50

I'm trying to screen off my balcony with a potato vine (Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin')

does anyone know how big a pot it would need to grow healthy and make a 4 meter screen of privacy?

thanks

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  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

     It's going to grow very big so,a 30in pot depth about the same. You will have to water it a lot in the summer.image

  • jaffacakesjaffacakes IrelandPosts: 424

    I planted one of these against my south west facing wall in spring. It was only 1 foot and has grown almost to 6 foot this year!! I think it would be too vigorous for a pot. I wish i had planted the white one now but i do like the flowers. I heard the white one is a bit less of a thug.

  • graigrai Posts: 50

    thanks - I need a thug to screen off my balcony and hide my neighbours!

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    I grew one in a 25cm wide, 40cm deep, pot for about 3 years and it did very well and flowered profusely.  Since planting it in the ground it has produced far more growth and had fewer flowers, so I think you'll be ok for a few years at least.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • graigrai Posts: 50

    thanks Bob

    can't WAIT till the spring and watch it slowly grow and make my balcony more and more private as the weeks go on

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