How to Grow Potatoes
How To Grow Potatoes
Potatoes are so common in the western diet that we imagine they’ve been around forever. But although evidence suggests potatoes were used around 500BC, the potato had a bad reputation for many centuries and was thought by some cultures to be an evil vegetable.
The leaves, stems and fruits of the potato plant are poisonous so the reputation stuck for a while. Potatoes aren’t particularly attractive to look at either, BUT they are probably one of the most wholesome and practical vegetables we can grow for our families.
And potatoes aren’t all about long hours of digging trenches any more, although you can if you like the exercise and have the space, of course. There are other ways to grow potatoes that are just as productive and take half the time and effort to produce. Read on …..
*Suggested varieties - images and descriptions of a few regular garden varieties
*Planting and general care tips - looking after your potatoes
*Harvesting and storing options - time to harvest and how to store your potatoes
*A few delicious recipe ideas - simple recipes to make the most of your crops
*General gardening advice - best practices for your gardening experience.