Potatoes

This is the Potatoes section of our website where we keep all our 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 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 ...

Growing Potatoes In A Bucket

In this article i will walk you through the steps and list the materials required to show you how to grow potatoes in a bucket- a great way to introduce yourself to the wonderful experience of growing your own potatoes. There are few vegetables ...

How Much Sunlight Do Potatoes Need

Potatoes grow best when they have at least 8 hours of sunlight every day. They don't need full sun to thrive and too much heat is not ideal - discover the facts in this article.. Spring is here! It’s time to begin planning your vegetable patch. ...

How to Store Potatoes from the Garden

Potatoes should be stored in a cool dark room with good ventilation. The potatoes should be harvested dry or dried before entering the store- this will help to prevent rot and disease and prolong the life of the potato. How to store potatoes ...

What To Spray Potatoes With To Control Weeds

Your potato plot should be sprayed with broad spectrum herbicide 6 weeks before ploughing or digging and tilling. The planted area should be sprayed again with a broad spectrum herbicide before the potato plants come through the ground -this is ...

The Best Tasting Potatoes to Grow: variety selection

No matter how you slice, dice, or mash them, potatoes are delicious. A staple food for many cultures across the globe, they are a vegetable which would be difficult to live without. Although store-bought potatoes are tasty, nothing beats the ...

What Causes Potato Blight: what you need to know

Potato blight is caused by a fungus, of which there are two different types - Alternaria solani in Early potato blight and Phytophthora infestans in Late potato blight. For a gardener, there is very little that is more heartbreaking than pouring ...

How Do Farmers Grow Potatoes: their machines

Farmers use the following equipment when growing potatoes: A crop sprayer - used to protect the crop from diseases.A plough to begin field cultivations.A rotovator/rototiller used to make the soil fine before planting.A seed potato planting ...

Homemade Potato Blight Spray: make your own

In this article I will show you how to make two homemade potato blight sprays - one is called Bordeaux formula- made with lime and Copper sulphate, the other is called Cornell formula- made with dish washing liquid and oil. Over 150 years ago, a ...

Homemade Fertilizer For Potatoes

With more and more people living in cities where there is limited space outdoors for gardening, many urban gardeners are turning to container gardening. This practice is great for herbs and other shallow-rooting plants, but root vegetables do not ...