Posts Tagged ‘potatoes’

Why You Should Grow Disease Resistant Potatoes

Posted on: January 13th, 2012 by Annette Welsford 2 Comments

The great Irish famine of the mid-19th century shows us how vulnerable potatoes can be when it comes to disease. Potato blight, caused by a rampant fungus caused a massive crop failure throughout Ireland, leading to famine and starvation. Many of those who survived the famine decided to emigrate to far-off lands like North America and ...

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 ...

Have Fun with Potato Stamp Art

Posted on: September 8th, 2011 by Annette Welsford No Comments

Potatoes are not just a versatile and nutritious food, they can also be used to print fabric and other materials. While most children have a lot of fun making and then using potato stamps, creative adults can achieve lovely patterned effects easily, quickly and very cheaply. Fabric Painting and Stamp Art Fabric painting has been practiced since ...