I’m inclined,like most gardeners, to try something new each year.
This year one thing I tried,amongst others,was growing New Potatoes in a specially designed vegetable bag.
The bags were packs of two different sizes and came from Wilkinsons.
The compost was just whatever I had left lying around. Potato variety was one of two I’m growing at the plot using a no-dig method,Rocket.
Sown/planted on April 4th ,watered sparingly but much more once flowering, they have been left outdoors since starting off in the greenhouse for about a fortnight,they were harvested today, June 18th.
Despite being watered the night before, then rained on an hour before tipping out, the soil/compost was bone dry. This made picking out the tubers a lot easier and cleaner as a bonus. I always water when they flower as this is when the tubers start to form and swell. Even if you expect rain, water regularly as a sudden heavy downpour on a dry crop can cause the tubers to swell rapidly and split.
As you can see, from the three seed tubers I got quite a decent c rop of perfect egg sized tubers.