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Potato Tips

Pretty Potatoes
Pretty Potatoes

Potatoes need rather loose, or sandy, soil. Compacted soil will hinder tuber growth.

Potatoes need plenty of water. For each pound of potatoes produced about 130 gallons of water is required. Potatoes have a root system which goes deep which might cause the plant not to get a lot of water. Frequent irrigation is essential, especially in summer (“frequent irrigation” is not a reference to your outlandish, yet legendary, drinking habit – you lush – we’re talking about the potatoes. Try to focus.).

One of the easiest methods is to bury tubers cut into two or three parts, checking that there are least three to four buds per piece. You can also use pre-sprouting tubers. This way, you can easily discard those that have not germinated have a harvest earlier.

They have “sympathy” for beans and possibly sympathy for the devil. If planted near beans, potatoes grow lush and it seems that they are attacked less by Colorado beetles.

Potatoes need at least four to five months to develop. If you vigorously rub the peel on some potatoes and it does not come off the tubers are ripe for the picking.

Once harvested the tubers should be stored for several months in a cool, ventilated and dry. Moisture may cause them to bud.

The green parts of the potato are poisonous, much like your relationship with your boss, similar to tomato. You should not consume stems, leaves, or buds. The same thing also applies to any green parts on the tuber itself.

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The Old Farmers Almanac

Recognized for generations by its familiar yellow cover, The Old Farmers Almanac is back for 2014 with its signature mix of timeless wisdom and timely predictions. Chock-full of useful information and classic wit, this edition features home hints, garden advice, fascinating facts, tips for outdoors enthusiasts, and recipes, plus its famous 80 percent accurate weather forecasts. (Using a secret formula based on sunspots, weather patterns and meteorology, the almanac points to a milder-than-normal winter in the southwestern half of the country, with a warmer-than-normal summer in most areas, except the heartland and the Southeast.) The Old Farmers Almanac is one of America’s favorite traditions!

   Since 1792, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has published useful information for people in all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the ocean; sunrise tables and planting charts for those who live on the farm; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those who need weather Forcasts.The Old Farmer’s Almanac is a reference book that contains weather forecasts, tide tables, planting charts, astronomical data, recipes, and articles on a number of topics including gardening, sports, astronomy and farming. The book also features anecdotes and a section that predicts trends in fashion, food, home décor, technology and living for the coming year.Released the second Tuesday in September of the year prior to the year printed on its cover, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been published continuously since 1792, making it the oldest continuously published periodical in North America.


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