potatoes

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Curing Potatoes Before Winter Storage

Tips and ideas for better storing
Monday, October 3, 2016, 4:58 PM

Fall harvest is here and it is time to start putting up your starchy tubers for the winter from the garden.  Here are things to consider for curing and storing your potatoes to get the most out of your crop.

http://ourstoneyacres.com/curing-potatoes-winter-storage

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7 Ways To Grow Potatoes

Select the right one that works for you
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 1:49 PM

A thorough look at various methods of growing potatoes - from traditional hilling to boxes and straw beds. 

http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/7-ways-grow-potatoes

What Should I Do?

Potato Harvest: Phil Williams

How to Harvest and Store Potatoes

A simple way to store your spuds
Monday, September 1, 2014, 4:19 PM

Potatoes are an excellent source of calories that can be easily stored up for the winter. All you need is a cool, dark, humid place free from any rodents.

1. Dig up your potatoes after the plant has died back. Pick a dry day, and use a potato fork to carefully uproot your mounds of potatoes.

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How to Grow Seed Potatoes

Learn to create you own seed potatoes
Monday, March 3, 2014, 4:52 PM

Learn how to harvest and save part of your potato crop as seed potatoes for your next planting.

http://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com/how-to-grow-seed-potatoes-start-to-finish/

What Should I Do?

Seed Potatoes - Photo: Woodman

Growing Your Own Potatoes

The basics of planting, growing, and storing potatoes
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 11:19 AM

Why Grow Your Own Potatoes?

We can improve resiliency, health, and quality of life by growing our own vegetables locally. Many of the vegetables commonly grown in backyard gardens, such as lettuce, tomatoes, and carrots ,are great sources of vitamins and minerals but are not as high in energy content as measured by calories. Much of our daily caloric needs come from staple grains (wheat, corn, rice) which are difficult to produce from a backyard garden due to the time, space, and effort required. Fortunately the potato is an energy dense vegetable with many advantages for the part-time gardener, including:    

  • Easy and rewarding to grow
  • Store well with minimal effort
  • Nutritious source of carbohydrates as well as fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Simple to prepare
  • Homegrown potatoes taste great! 
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Using Potato Towers

Getting the most out of your seed potatoes
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 2:10 PM

Great summary of various types of potato towers and their use.

http://www.resilientcommunities.com/potato-towers-and-open-source-innovation/