Potatoes

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 on how to grow potatoes! How to grow potatoes can be summarised in the points below: To begin you should remove all weeds, grass and other ...

When to plant early potatoes

To answer the question "When to plant early potatoes?" this all depends on where you live and climate. Where I live in the UK the earliest we usually plant early potatoes is in the middle of February. This is when the outside air temperature starts ...

How Late Can You Plant Potatoes: seed to harvest

Potatoes can be planted as soon as the ground becomes workable in early spring. Usually by mid February you can get out and prepare the soil for planting. Potatoes will not grow until the soil temperature has reached 45F so when you plant them you ...

How To Get Potatoes To Sprout Eyes: preparation for planting

In this article i will discuss the various steps involved with how to get potatoes to sprout eyes to prepare them for planting. So you have decided to plant some potatoes, but you are unsure what steps if any are needed for this to happen. Past ...

Choosing Where To Plant Potatoes

Choosing the best place to plant your potatoes will be different for everyone, as each person will have different areas available to grow. For example some people may have a large vegetable garden, some may only have access to an area to grow ...

What Is The Best Fertilizer For Growing Potatoes?

Have you grown potatoes in the past and they turned out very small? If the answer is yes, then there will be a few reasons why this happened - there is one glaring mistake which many people dont realise - because you haven't added enough fertilizer ...