Tag Archives: potatoes

  • What Should I Do?
    Potato Harvest: Phil Williams

    How to Harvest and Store Potatoes

    A simple way to store your spuds
    by Phil Williams

    Monday, September 1, 2014, 8:19 PM

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    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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  • What Should I Do?
    Seed Potatoes - Photo: Woodman

    Growing Your Own Potatoes

    The basics of planting, growing, and storing potatoes
    by Tom Page

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 3:19 PM

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    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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    Growing Your Own Potatoes

    by Tom Page

    Friday, December 9, 2011, 9:04 PM

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    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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    Creating Healthy Snacks from Your Garden

    by EndGamePlayer

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 5:00 AM

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    Last year, after all the essentials were stacked in the cupboards, the freezer full, and the root cellar piled to waist-high with 60% of all the food we needed for a year, I realized I was hungry for a snack. It was a hunger that lasted all last winter. As the winter progressed, I began a shopping list of snacks we could grow in our northern climate, process at harvest, and store away for winter snacking. My new goal in life was to become a professional at squirreling away snack goodies that were healthy, tasty, and nutritious.

    By spring, my seed list consisted of turnips, sweet potatoes, sunflowers, popcorn, celery, and carrots, along with dried fruits. Here are the snack recipes that emerged:

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