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11 Uses and Benefits of Sweet Potato Flowers -
09.08.2023 / 05:59

11 Uses and Benefits of Sweet Potato Flowers

Sweet Potato Flowers are not only beautiful to look at, but also offer many uses! Let’s have a look at them in detail!

Tips for Potatoes in Sacks -
01.08.2023 / 15:09

Tips for Potatoes in Sacks

I am growing my early potatoes in various containers but these canvas sacks look to me to be a great idea.

Poppy Companion Planting with Vegetables -
01.08.2023 / 15:03

Poppy Companion Planting with Vegetables

Think before you allow poppies to proliferate. Poppies rob a lot of goodness from your soil.

Spuds And Potatoes -
01.08.2023 / 15:00

Spuds And Potatoes

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Potato Tips for Dry Weather. -
01.08.2023 / 14:47

Potato Tips for Dry Weather.

So potato farmers were on the news complaining about the lack of rain which is a bit rich after such a wet winter. Planted seed has not broken the soils surface on some farms. ‘Potato crops will be ruined, prices must go up, spuds have had their chips.’ Short of spudding a new well it is up to the gardener to augment the normal efforts.

June 17th Potatoes from a Waterbutt -
01.08.2023 / 14:45

June 17th Potatoes from a Waterbutt

This £1 packet of supermarket potato tubers have just been harvested to cook as new potatoes tonight. The variety was Charlotte, they were chitted in February and planted out in a frost shelter in March.

Blight Buster Potatoes - - Ireland
01.08.2023 / 14:45

Blight Buster Potatoes

Potato blight, also called late blight, is a destructive fungal disease that is caused by spores of Phytophthora infestans. Potato blight spores are spread on the wind and may also contaminate potato tubers in the soil. It can ruin a crop in 10-14 days and there is little that can be done to save an infected crop. It was the original cause of the Irish Potato Famine.

Growing Solanum Crispum Chile Potato Tree - - Chile
01.08.2023 / 14:44

Growing Solanum Crispum Chile Potato Tree

My Solanum Crispum is now about 8 feet high but is covered in purpley-blue blossom most of summer. I prune it to keep it at that height or it would go on to 20+ feet tall.

The Biogeography of the Irish Potato Famine - - Usa - Britain - Australia - Ireland - state Oregon
24.07.2023 / 12:34

The Biogeography of the Irish Potato Famine

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is a popular celebration in the United States, due to the number of Americans, 10.5%, with Irish heritage. One million Irish emigrated to North America, Australia, or other parts of Great Britain in the mid-1800s because of the potato disease now known as late blight. Late blight, caused by the water mold, Phytophthora infestans, destroyed the Irish potato crops in 1845 through 1849 and caused the Irish Potato Famine. Another one million people died from hunger or disease.

Healthy Tips – Sweet Potatoes -
24.07.2023 / 12:30

Healthy Tips – Sweet Potatoes

The sweet potato is a starchy, sweet-tasting root vegetable. They have a thin, brown skin on the outside with colored flesh inside, typically orange in color, but other varieties are white, purple or yellow. You can eat sweet potatoes whole or peeled; the leaves of the plant are also edible. While called ‘potatoes’, sweet and white potatoes are not actually related. Botanically, the sweet potato belongs to the bindweed or morning glory family, whereas the white potato is part of the nightshade family.

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