Posts Tagged ‘Potatoes’

3 Easy Vegetables to Grow as a Beginner

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No green thumb? No problem! Growing vegetables doesn’t need to be hard. Some veggies are easier to grow than others, making them perfect for inexperienced gardeners. Here are 3 easy vegetables to grow. 1. Lettuce Most households eat lettuce a few times a week, if not everyday. Imagine salad fresh from the garden! Luckily, lettuce is super ...

Jerusalem Artichokes

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Jerusalem artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus) are tubers, like potatoes, but they have a totally different flavour, and are a lot less popular than potatoes. In spite of the fact that they are called “artichokes”, they are not related to Chinese artichokes (which are also knobbly tubers) or globe artichokes (which are essentially edible flowers). Jerusalem artichokes are a ...

Different Types of Eggplant for your Garden

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Whether you call them eggplants, aubergines or brinjals, these delicious vegetables are generally under-rated in the Western world. This may be because the best known recipes involve stewing the fruit, often along with onions, tomatoes and courgettes or baby marrows. Cooked for too long, even the best French ratatouille or Greek moussaka will lose its ...

Chinese Artichokes: a Tuber with a Difference

Cultivation, Gardening Equipment, Harvesting, Jerusalem Artichokes, Potatoes | 6 Comments

Although relatively difficult to source planting material, Chinese artichokes are an incredibly easy vegetable to grow. Like potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes, this is a tuber, but it is not related to either of these plants. Nor is it related to the globe artichoke which is sometimes called an Italian artichoke, and is not a tuber at ...

Choosing potatoes for planting

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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 ...

How Potatoes Grow

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This article focuses on the growth of "white" potatoes - your standard every day potato which is a member of the Solanaceae family which includes tomatoes, eggplants and capsicums.  Sweet potatoes are a different family than white potatoes.  The sweet potato is a member of the morning-glory family, Convolvulaceae.  Sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) are not actually ...