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How to Grow Potatoes: Everything About Growing and Enjoying Spuds

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Welcome to the delightful world of potato and sweet potato gardening! The average American eats up to 33 pounds of fresh potatoes and 8 pounds of fresh sweet potatoes every year. And both are fun and easy to grow in your home garden.…  READ MORE right arrow
Norann Oleson, Editorial Director of Food Gardening Network
Bake ‘em, mash ‘em, fry ‘em, steam ‘em, microwave ‘em—the potato comes out a champ every time. We can say much the same for the sweet potato—which, by the way, is not related to the potato at all. Potatoes are tubers from the nightshade…  READ MORE right arrow

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Different types of potatoes.
There are six basic types of potatoes: Russet Yellow Red White Blue Fingerling Among those types are many, many varieties—many of which you’ll never see at the market, but which you can grow yourself. Within these six basic types of potatoes, they’re categorized roughly based on their…  READ MORE right arrow
Potatoes growing in a kitchen garden.
Before you start ordering seed potatoes or sweet potato slips, assess your land. If you have open land that meets the requirements of your crops, then all you have to do is test, treat (if needed), till, and plant. But if your soil needs more…  READ MORE right arrow

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