Posts Tagged ‘potato varieties’

Colourful Potato Varieties

Posted on: March 11th, 2015 by Annette Welsford No Comments

Colourful potato varieties are a fun way to explore the many flavours and textures of potatoes. They look great in place of traditional potatoes, and are packed with nutrients. These specialty varieties may be hard to find, so you may have to grow your own. Purple Peruvian The purple Peruvian is a fingerling potato with deep violet skin ...

Growing and Cooking the Best Mashed Potatoes

Posted on: October 3rd, 2011 by Annette Welsford No Comments

Potatoes are a staple and potentially delicious food, although a large number of people are surprisingly unimaginative and uninventive when it comes to cooking processes.   Mashed potato is a perfect example of a dish that may be totally mundane, or marvellously cordon bleu!   At its most mundane, mashed potato is made by boiling the tuber and then ...

Grow Different Coloured Potatoes

Posted on: September 15th, 2011 by Annette Welsford No Comments

Many people think of potatoes as being dull-looking, brown-skinned vegetables that you can bake, boil or fry. But not only are there numerous ways to cook the common potato, there are also a multitude of different types of potato – more than 5,000 varieties in all. Perhaps even more surprisingly, potatoes come in a myriad ...

The Best Climate for Potatoes

Posted on: August 10th, 2011 by Annette Welsford No Comments

While potatoes are grown all over the world, some do better in some climatic conditions than in others. The sad part though is that in most parts of the world, the potatoes that we immediately recognise are limited to the few types that commercial growers have chosen.

Review of Potato Varieties

Posted on: July 12th, 2011 by Annette Welsford No Comments

It is amazing to discover that the humble potato comes in many varieties and colours. The sad part though is that if you aren't aware of the possibilities, you may find yourself severely limited in terms of choice when it comes to seed and stock possibilities to plant in your home veggie garden. Depending where ...

The Difference Between Irish Potatoes And Sweet Potatoes

Posted on: May 9th, 2011 by Annette Welsford No Comments

Home gardeners who know nothing about horticulture are often amazed to discover that everyday potatoes and sweet potatoes not only taste different, but come from different families – even though they have a common "surname" (potato). Solanum tuberosum is a potato that the Irish, more than any other nationality, have produced for centuries, which is why ...

New Potato Salad from your Garden

Posted on: April 25th, 2011 by Annette Welsford No Comments

There is something immensely satisfying about picking food from your own garden. But then the challenge is to cook or prepare it in a way that makes it even more special. While surprisingly few people grow potatoes in their home vegetable gardens, you will find that this is an easy and gratifying vegetable to grow. Not ...

Choosing potatoes for planting

Posted on: September 17th, 2010 by Annette Welsford No Comments

  Planting potatoes is a wonderfully rewarding past time, and something which children love to be involved in, particularly when it comes to harvesting.      Do you plant old sprouted potatoes? You can, but you are much better off buying certified disease-free seed potatoes.  These are widely available from nurseries and produce stores.  Certified seed potatoes  are a far ...