Growing Potatoes because they are long lasting and require very simple storage is such a basic but vital skill to learn.
We are not only facing a time of increasing natural disasters but we are also faced with the dilemma of genetically modified produce. This can’t be good. There is no evidence that these mutated crops won’t harm us in the long run and once these amazing heirloom spuds are gone…well, they are gone.
Potatoes are a staple, have been for ever and probably will continue to be for most of us. I love the feeling of pulling those fresh spuds out of the ground wiping them off and putting them in a pot for dinner. They are versatile and I have yet to meet a person that doesn’t like potato in some form or another. Plus they are actually good for you:
It’s a surprise for many to discover one medium potato (5.3 oz) with the skin contains:
- 45 percent of the daily value for vitamin C
- More potassium (620 mg) than even bananas, spinach, or broccoli;
- 10 percent of the daily value of B6;
- Trace amounts of thiamine, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, and zinc
…and all this for just 110 calories and no fat, sodium orcholesterol.
But do you know anything about growing potatoes, storing them and cooking them?
There are so many ways to grow potatoes, depending on your space, time allowance or experience. Even if you live in an apartment you can grow them in hanging bags or baskets. It is one of those satisfying crops that seems to always produce no matter what. You just need to make sure you grow the right ones for your area and feed them properly..and then of course how to store them once you have the excess!
To find out 7 different ways to grow potatoes click on the link below: