Posts Tagged ‘potato’

Potato – Varieties for Georgia

Q: My mother was born and raised a farmer in Galicia, Spain but I have not inherited her farming skills. I bought 12 lbs. of ‘Shepody’ seed potatoes online. I tilled, fertilized and planted the potatoes in a good spot....

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Air Potato

Q: I have a problem with a lovely but horribly invasive vine that grows little potatoes on its stem. It sprouts and spreads like a demon – nearly taking over a 3 acre lot! What is it and what can...

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Potato

Solanum tuberosum The potato ranks with rice and wheat as one of the world’s leading food crops. It is the number one vegetable crop, grown in nearly every country of the world. The potato is actually a shortened stem called...

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Irish Potato – Planting in Tires

Q: I have heard of planting Irish potatoes in a stack of tires, starting with one and adding more as needed. You fill it with straw or dirt of some sort. Can you give me a better description? A: Sure...

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Potatoes – Growing in Perlite

Q: I saw you on TV talking to a woman about growing white potatoes in a tub filled with perlite. Can you tell me more about how this is done? A: Terry DelValle is a horticulture specialist with the University...

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Potatoes – Growing in Perlite

Q: I heard you on radio tell how to grow potatoes in perlite. Can you provide a printed reference? A: I’m growing a perlite-filled plastic tub of Irish potatoes on my patio right now! I filled the tub part-way with...

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Ornamental Sweet Potatoes – Big

Q: How big does an ornamental sweet potato grow? I have a Blackie sweet potato planted in a large pot and it must cover 30 square feet of my deck! A: Any gardener who has grown sweet potatoes knows that...

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Sweet Potato – Holes in Leaves

Q: I have two urns containing ornamental sweet potato vine. The leaves have tiny little holes, approximately one-eighth inch in diameter. Do you know what could be causing the holes? A: I’ll give you three choices: golden tortoise beetle, potato...

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