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    How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Potatoes

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    Potatoes require a cool but frost-free growing season. Grow potatoes through the summer in cool northern regions. Grow potatoes in fall, winter, and spring in hot summer southern regions. Here is your complete guide to growing potatoes. Quick potato growing tips Where to plant potatoes Good Products for Growing Your Garden When to plant potatoes: […] More

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    How Potatoes Grow

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    Potatoes grow from other potatoes. A potato grows from a whole, small potato, or a piece of a larger one. The whole potato or cut piece has several recessed, dormant buds on its surface–these dormant buds are called “eyes”. When conditions are right, the buds will sprout and develop into independent plants. Potatoes used to […] More

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    How to Harvest and Store Potatoes

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    Harvest potatoes young or mature. Mature, full-size potatoes are called maincrop potatoes. Maincrop potatoes are often cured and stored for later use. Maincrop potatoes are ready for harvest when most of the top foliage has withered Small, round, immature potatoes are often called “new potatoes.” New potatoes are usually eaten skin and all. New or […] More

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    Potato-Leek Soup Simply Made

    Potato and leek soup

    PrintPotato-Leek SoupAuthor Steve Albert Potato-leek soup is simply made with potatoes and leeks from the garden. You can leave the skins on the potatoes if you like. Ingredients3 parts finely sliced potatoes; use boiling or Yellow Finn potatoes, scrubbed well.2 parts sliced leeks (or onions); use only the white parts.Milk or creamSeasoningsOil or butterInstructionsSauté the […] More

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    Cabbage Colcannon


    Cabbage colcannon is a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes with milk, butter, and cooked finely chopped onions and cabbage. Easily you can substitute leeks for the onions and kale for the cabbage. Colcannon is a warming and hearty dish commonly served alongside corned beef, boiled pork, or bacon. The Irish often serve colcannon on […] More

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    Potato Growing Problems: Troubleshooting

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    Potato growing success can be had with well-drained, deep, sandy loam containing plenty of humus paired with cool, moist conditions. Plant potatoes in early spring after the danger of frost has passed. Use disease-free seed potatoes; cut each potato so that two eyes are on each piece. Even under these ideal growing conditions, potatoes are […] More

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    Seven Ways to Cook Potatoes

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    Potatoes are not fattening. Potatoes are high in fiber content and contain quality complex carbohydrates that will fill you up but not fill you out. A medium-sized baked potato contains around 90 calories, about the same as an apple. However, potatoes drenched in butter or smothered in gravy or the fat in the steak you […] More