Potatoes

How to Make Vegetable Crisps – Recipe

Vegetables make healthy snacks – vegetable crisps are delicious. Most root vegetables make tasty crisps: potatoes parsnips carrots sweet potato beetroot   Recipe for vegetable crisps: slice veg thinly with a potato peeler if using potatoes – wash the slices
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Caliente mustard reduces potato cyst nematodes.

This post contains affiliate links. Caliente Mustard: reduces potato cyst nematodes improves soil structure – as a green manure suppresses soil disease and weeds – as a  biofumigant Caliente Mustard produces a naturally occurring biofumigant gas (isothiocyanate (ITC)) when its
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Potato Blight Disease

TopVeg has (inadvertently) demonstrated that potato blight spreads in warm wet weather. When the weather was warm and wet, and for some reason a cloche had been put over half the potato row, so covering those potato leaves and keeping
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Unwanted Potato Plants

In spring, unwanted potato plants appear in the vegetable garden.  They can grow from tiny potatoes which were missed last year, or even from parts of damaged potatoes which were left in the ground previously. These potatoes, from the previous
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When to Plant Seed Potatoes.

When to plant seed potatoes depends on many factors: variety of potato location of potato plot weather condition of soil protection available Potato varieties can be divided into three main types & each type has a different growing season: New
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Size of Seed Potatoes

This year we made sure that the size of the seed potatoes we plant are at the higher end of the scale. Larger seed potatoes: have more vigour grow quicker emerge sooner will be ready for harvest earlier Seed potatoes sold
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Cutting or Dividing Seed Potatoes

Cutting seed potatoes is a way to increase the number of potato plants grown from one seed & is used when the seed of a particular variety is scarce or very expensive. Large seed potatoes may be cut into several pieces,
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Chitting Potatoes

Chitting is the controlled production of sprouts on seed potatoes before planting.   But the controlled production of sprouts is the key. The length & strength of the sprout must be controlled to give a short (1.5-2.5cm (0.5-1in) long), stubby, green chit. The
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Early or New Potato Varieties

Early (or new) potato varieties are planted from January to March and are ready for digging from May-July. Second earlies are planted between February and May and harvested from July to October. Examples of early potato varieties are: Ultra-Early Potato
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Early or Maincrop Potatoes?

There are three growing seasons for potatoes: * New Potatoes, or earlies * Second earlies * Maincrop Early potatoes are planted from January to March and are ready for  digging from May-July. Second earlies are planted between February and May
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