Potato Planting in Large Plastic Bin From mid- to late spring, make drainage holes in the base of the bin and fill a third with compost. Evenly space five potatoes on the surface, with their shoots pointing up. Cover with 6in (15cm) of compost and water well.
How to Grow Potatoes in a Bucket Growing Potatoes in a Bucket is Fun! Growing potatoes in a bucket is a good idea if you do not have an in-ground garden or if you just want to grow potatoes the easy way! You may grow more than 20 pounds of potatoes in a container as small as a 20 gallon trash can.