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Sew a Simple Potato Grow Bag

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DIY Grow Bag for Potatoes

Potato grow bags are a great idea if you want to grow potatoes and have a limited amount of space. This tutorial will explain how to sew one quickly!

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I needed a potato grow bag. I wanted to give potatoes another try where I failed the past two years. This, so far, is working great. It’s tall enough to give my potatoes plenty of room to grow and wide enough to let in plenty of rain and sunshine. My only recommendation is to avoid colored burlap- the color didn’t appear to be set in my burlap.


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  • Outdoor friendly fabric, such as burlap or landscape fabric (a super cheap option). 
  • Soil
  • Seed potatoes

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I made my bag two layers because the burlap I was using has proven to not be super sturdy. I cut a round bottom and also the wall for both the inner and outer layer.I sewed the wall into a cylindrical shape, then sewed the bottom to it. I did the same for the other layer. Then I sewed the two together. 

Fill with soil, plant your seed potatoes. Then you continue to add compost/straw/whatever to the bag as your potatoes grow. So far, mine look happy to be in the bag! Wooohoo! I would love potatoes this year.
Kind of wish I’d made three more of these. It’s not too late, maybe I’ll try to whip up another bag.

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Instructions for a DIY Grow Bag for Potatoes


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Thursday 7th of February 2019

This looks lovely. Can you share your dimensions please?


Friday 8th of February 2019

Well that was silly of me. I didn't include them! I may have to replicate this project this year to see what works. Sorry about that!


Sunday 17th of July 2016

I am an avid gardener and always enjoy reading new tips and techniques for growing vegetables.Thank you for sharing this with us at TOHOT!Jemma

Made In a Day

Tuesday 12th of July 2016

How crazy who knew you could do this. I like it! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter! Have a great week! Kim

Evey's Creations

Saturday 9th of July 2016

that's amazing! potatoes will actually GROW in bags?! def trying this!


Friday 8th of July 2016

Wish I'd done this. One commercial potato grow bag is not enough! Last year we didn't have enough rain, so had to water the bags, but it's all good. Thanks for sharing this.


Saturday 9th of July 2016

You could probably still make one for this season. I've been considering a second so I can get a second crop ;)