Potatoes

This is the Potatoes section of the website where you’ll find all the articles about potatoes.

My family have been growing potatoes for generations and it plays a big part in daily life. There are many different things to learn when growing your own potatoes and i have tried to cover as many as possible in this section. If you need any help or have any questions please ask i like to help as much as possible. Growing your own potatoes is rewarding and never gets old!

How Long Do Potatoes Last: guidelines for storage

The length of time potatoes last is mostly dependent on the temperature they are stored at. In normal home cupboard conditions the temperature will be roughly 60 fahrenheit / 15 degrees centigrade. At this temperature the potatoes will remain firm ...

When To Harvest Potatoes: when are they ready?

How do you know if your potatoes are ready to harvest? As straightforward as this subject may sound, there are different considerations you should be aware of before you begin harvesting. How to grow potatoes Before I begin this article ...

What Is Potato Scab: Description and Treatments

The season is almost over, autumn is around the corner and the cool temperatures at night are really starting to set in. Even with all the fun of growing a garden, it is still a lot of work and you are ready to reap the rewards. Grabbing your ...

What Does Blight Look Like On Potatoes

At times, history classes may not have been easy to pay attention to, yet we have all heard of the potato famine that took place in Ireland. A disease that wiped out much of the population of the country is definitely worth taking a second look at. ...

How Often To Water Potatoes

Potatoes grow best when they have a steady supply of 2-3 inches of water per week without fully drying out. Potato plants should be watered deeply, especially if it gets very hot and dry. The soil should be moist 8 to 10 inches underground. ...

Aphids In Potatoes: what are they, what do they do?

When we start thinking about our gardens, great green bushes are pictured, along with healthy harvested onions, and beautiful bushy herbs. In this article, we will take a look at what an aphid is, aphids in potatoes, what to look for and how to ...

How Many Potatoes To Plant For A Family Of Four

To feed a family of four, start off by planting 40 potato plants. This will provide you with a potato based meal 2 to 3 times a week. The 40 plants will provide up to 6 months worth of meals. If you find 40 plants provides you with too many ...

How to Grow Potatoes Indoors

Can you grow potatoes indoors? Well in a word - YES! Read on to discover how to grow potatoes indoors- it's not as difficult as you might think! Everyone waits with bated breath as the months draw away from winter and towards the coming spring. ...

How To Plant Potatoes From Eyes: finding the eyes

Plants have a way of coming back, growing strong, nothing else in the world shows us this quite as well. Considering this amazing feat of plants re-establishing themselves, you may have expected to see examples from the most interesting or ...

How To Hill Up Potatoes: why and how to do it

What is "hilling up" potatoes Gardening is always thought to be simple and easy, looking from the outside. This is the idea: Step one: put the seed in the ground. Step two: add some water. Step three: Plant grows. Step four: Pick your fresh ...