Air-Pot Garden Extras
Air-Pot for Potatoes & Root Crops
Not surprisingly, hardy root vegetables do better in a healthy, well-drained and aerated soil, as that is where they live and grow. The growing environment in an Air-Pot container is as good as it gets.
We have built in obvious guide-lines, so that you know at what level to plant the seed potatoes, and then how much soil to add when you ‘earth-up,’ as the potato plant grows.
If you diligently water your potatoes daily and keep feeding, you will be rewarded with a healthy crop.
Last year, we grew potatoes in Air-Pot Towers alongside traditional potato drills, and we learned that you have to keep watering your Air-Pot plants – even in the rain. The leaves are effective umbrellas, keeping the soil in the Air-Pot container surprisingly dry. However, where the potatoes in the ground suffered their fair share of rot/disease/cracking and greening, the Air-Pot potatoes were 100% fantastic.
We have two different Potato Towers to choose from depending on whether you want to grow on a solid surface or directly on the soil.
The Potato Tower for Patios – 50l is the smallest size for growing potatoes on your patio or anywhere space is limited. It comes with a base making it completely self contained.
The Potato Tower for Veg Plots – 80l and 150l have larger capacity and come without a base. They are designed for growing directly on the soil ensuring a healthy crop of potatoes in a compact space without the hard work of digging.
But it's not just about Potatoes
This year we are testing a new design of Air-Pot Trough for growing other root crops Parsnips, Carrots, Beetroot and more.
And further more, it's not just about Root Vegetables
We have teams of growers testing a whole range of outdoor vegetables, in the troughs, but also in larger 30, 37 and 45 litre Air-Pot containers. Cabbages, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Onions and Leeks
We will keep you updated with our progress but please set us a challenge, suggest a vegetable and we will try and see if the Air-Pot growing system can make a difference.
Growing Guide: Potatoes
Don’t forget to water well - even if it has been raining. You will be amazed at how well the leaves shed any rain water that falls.