Potatoes

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 grow 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 ...

How To Grow Potatoes: The definitive guide

Do you want to know how to grow a really good crop of potatoes? This article is the definitive guide! Growing potatoes can be summarised in the points below: To begin you should remove all weeds, grass and other green foliage from the soil. ...