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...
Storing Processed Potatoes

Storing Processed Potatoes

Growing potatoes can be incredibly rewarding, particularly if you have the space to plant a fair number of them. Better still, if you get a particularly good crop, you can process some of them and store them for times when there aren’t any fresh tubers to harvest from...
What is the Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and Irish Potatoes?

The Nutrient Value of White Potatoes vs. Sweet Potatoes

Adults should consume between 2 and 3 cups of vegetables daily, recommends the United States Department of Agriculture. Some of your vegetable intake can come from starchy vegetables, including sweet potatoes or white potatoes. Despite their similar classification by...
Pest and Diseases of Potatoes

Pest and Diseases of Potatoes

Potatoes can be bothered by a variety of pests and diseases. Here are the most common and what to do about them. Pests Damaging pests can work quickly in a potato patch. Stroll through the plot regularly looking for insects and the damage they cause. It’s a lot...