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How to grow potatoes with New Horizon

There’s no container necessary for this step-by-step guide on how to grow potatoes, as you can sow them directly into the compost bag! New Horizon All Vegetable Compost is fantastic for growing potatoes and it’s 100% sustainable, natural and peat-free. It’s specially blended for all types of vegetables and feeds for up to 6 weeks. Both the planet and your plants will thank you!


  • Firstly, place the bag on its end. Shake to loosen the contents and firm the bag into a cylinder.

how to grow potatoes: step 1

  • Next, pierce approximately 6 evenly spaced drainage holes around the base of the planter.

how to grow potatoes: step 2

  • Then, remove half the compost and keep to one side. Roll down the packaging.

how to grow potatoes: step 3

  • Place 2 or 3 seed potatoes into the bag.

how to grow potatoes: step 4

  • Now, unroll the packaging and cover the potatoes with the remaining compost.

how to grow potatoes: step 5

  • Finally, water thoroughly. Keep well-watered throughout the growing period.

how to grow potatoes: step 6


Now you’ve learnt how to grow potatoes, take a look at when to harvest:

Cropping TypePlanting Time BeginsFinal Planting DateHarvest From Planting Date
First early potatoesEnd of FebruaryLate May10 weeks
Second early potatoesMarchLate May13 weeks
Early maincrop potatoesMarchLate May15 weeks
Maincrop potatoesMarchMid May20 weeks
Second cropping potatoesEarly AugustEnd of August11 weeks

Please note that the dates are a guide and can vary depending on the growing season.


What is New Horizon?

New Horizon is the next generation of compost from Westland. Until now, gardeners had to choose between peat-based or peat-free compost. Although compost containing peat can give great results, many gardeners are choosing to be more eco-friendly. Some peat-free composts lack nutrients and don’t give the desired results. However, through 18 years of research and £40 million investment, gardeners no longer need to compromise.


New Horizon All Vegetable Compost

Taking an eco-friendly approach to growing your own? New Horizon All Vegetable Compost gives fruits and vegetables every reason to thrive. You can also combine this compost with top soil to create raised beds and borders for vegetable patches. Whether you own an allotment or simply sow in pots, it’ll transform your harvest while looking after the planet.

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