Growing Potatoes

How to Provide

Potatoes are one of the most eaten and enjoyed vegetables in the USA.  Potatoes are a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber and pantothenic acid.  The problem with store-bought potatoes?  Regular ole’ potatoes from the grocery store are chocked full of heavily sprayed pesticides, 35 different pesticides for that matter… And out of these 35, 6 are known or probably carcinogens, 12 are suspected hormone disruptors, 7 are neuro-toxins, 6 are developmental or reproductive toxins!  Yikes!!!

Never-fear, the good news is that they are easy to grow and can be grown in a small space with an excellent yield. So let’s get on with it!

Potatoes are grown from pieces of potato, about the size of a golf ball, with at least one eye in the potato piece.  For larger tubers, this means cutting the…

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