Growing potatoes in raised beds
Growing your own potatoes is a great way to ensure fresh, organic produce for yourself and your family. It has become increasingly common to use raised beds for growing vegetables, especially potatoes. Read more in this article about the benefits of growing potatoes in raised beds, and why raised beds in corten steel or galvanized steel may be the ideal solution for your garden.
Why grow potatoes in raised beds?
1. Improved drainage and soil conditions:
Potatoes thrive best in loose and well-drained soil. Raised beds allow you to control the composition and drainage of the soil, which can lead to healthier plants and higher yields.
2. Better ergonomics:
Raised beds are elevated from the ground, meaning you don't have to bend down as far, and you avoid putting as much strain on your knees during maintenance and harvest. This makes it easier and more comfortable to tend to your potatoes throughout the season.
3. Weed control:
By planting potatoes in raised beds, you can more easily limit weed growth, as it's not as prone to spreading as when grown directly in the ground.
Choosing raised beds in corten steel or galvanized steel
When it comes to choosing raised beds for growing potatoes, there are several advantages to beds made of corten steel and galvanized steel:
Raised beds in corten steel have a unique rusty patina that gives them a natural and beautiful appearance, blending well with most garden settings. Galvanized steel has a more modern and shiny finish, adding a stylish touch to your garden.
Raised beds in corten steel and galvanized steel can be customized in various sizes and shapes, allowing you to create beds that fit perfectly in your garden.
By opting for raised beds in corten steel or galvanized steel, you not only enhance the visual appeal of your garden but also ensure durability and longevity for your potato-growing endeavors. Visit our webshop to explore our range of raised beds and start your own potato garden today!
How to Grow Potatoes in Raised Beds
1. Preparing the soil:
Fill your raised bed with a mixture of compost, garden soil, and sand to create a loose and well-drained soil, ideal for potato growth.
Place the sprouted potatoes in the soil with the eyes facing upward and lightly cover them with soil. Space them appropriately to avoid overcrowding. For most potato varieties, it's recommended to plant them with 30 cm spacing in rows and 40 cm spacing between rows. We recommend our raised beds with a width of 80 cm, where you can have two rows of potatoes. Choose either raised beds in corten steel or raised beds in galvanized steel.
3. Watering and maintenance:
Keep the soil evenly moist, especially in the early stages of growth. Remove weeds regularly and add extra soil or compost if necessary.
Growing potatoes in raised beds is an easy way to enjoy fresh, homegrown potatoes. With raised beds in corten steel or galvanized steel, you can create a beautiful and durable solution for your garden that will bring you joy and yields for many years to come. Visit our webshop to explore our range of raised beds and start your own potato garden today!