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Watering potatoes in big green bags

BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,278
edited February 2021 in Fruit & veg
Last year I do not think I sufficiently watered my potatoes which I grow in bags. I fear much of the water just seeped through.

As I have some spare down pipe in the garage, I was thinking of putting in into the bags, first cutting it into metre lengths, plugging the end, drilling holes through the sides and then pouring water in the top. However calculating the capacity of the tube it is less than 2 litres. That doesn’t seem much and I might be having to water two or three times a day in the hot weather.

Does this solution seem worth the effort?


  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,313
    You could do the same with plastic bottles and much faster just stab them with a knife and cut the bottoms off.  I don't know how big your bags are so therefore have no idea how much water you're thinking of, but I have found bottles with holes in worked really well for tomatoes in growbags so I can't see why it wouldn't help you.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,278
    edited February 2021
    Posted in error
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