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Types And Uses of Potatoes

Types And Uses of Potatoes

Potato, Solanum tuberosum, is an herbaceous perennial plant in the family Solanaceae which is grown for its edible tubers. The potato plant has a branched stem and alternately arranged leaves consisting of leaflets which are both of unequal size and shape. The...
Health Benefits of Potatoes

Health Benefits of Potatoes

Potatoes are rich in fiber and potassium, which contribute to most of its benefits. They help lower blood pressure and protect the heart and even treat inflammation and the resultant diseases like cancer and rheumatism. 1. Lower Blood Pressure Research has revealed...
How to Select And Store Potatoes

How to Select And Store Potatoes

Selection These days, potatoes are easily available at most retail outlets in the packaged form, inside a plastic bag. But it is always better to buy them individually from a bulk display so that that you can properly inspect them for any signs of decay or damage....
Seedbed Preparation for Potatoes

Seedbed Preparation for Potatoes

Soil tillage and seedbed preparation should be done in such a way that it will ensure not only quick emergence but also deep penetration of the roots and good drainage. Introduction Seedbed preparation should start when the moisture content is suitable. Clods formed...
Guide to Growing Potatoes

Guide to Growing Potatoes

Potatoes have been eaten by humans for at least eight millennia and, in the 21st century, they’re considered to be such an important food that the United Nations declared 2008 The Year of the Potato. The potato is a healthy and rich food source that produces more...