Posts Tagged ‘seed potatoes’

How Potatoes Grow, Step-by-Step

Posted on: November 8th, 2011 by Annette Welsford 2 Comments

If you have never grown potatoes before, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the growing process of tubers, so that you can take appropriate and progressive action to ensure a successful crop.   While stems, leaves and flowers do form above the ground, it is the expanding section of the plant – the tuber ...

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 ...