Potatoes

It is believed that the storage of vegetables requires a special temperature and humidity. However, many gardeners manage to save the crop until the middle of spring. How do they do it? Potatoes are a fastidious product, and especially its “character” manifests itself during storage. Where not only store potatoes!

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Potatoes - an indispensable vegetable in our diet. Did you know that some of its varieties have the ability to rejuvenate the body? This quality is inherent in colored varieties of potatoes. Plus, they are low in starch and are an excellent dietary product. Potatoes have been known since the time of Peter the Great.

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The first crop of potatoes I want to get as soon as possible. This is not at all difficult to do if in the spring you start growing potatoes of early varieties under film. We will talk about the intricacies of this process. Harvest early potatoes can be obtained in different ways. One of the most simple and popular - growing potatoes under the film.

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Sprouting and processing of potato tubers before planting is an important process. After all, before the emergence of shoots and the beginning of photosynthesis, only the mother tuber will be a source of energy and all the nutrients for the new plant. That is why in the case of potatoes, the preparation of planting material should be given special attention - this is a guarantee of a good and healthy harvest.

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Harvest must not only grow and collect, but also save. We list the main diseases of the potato (photo and description attached), which affect the storage of the crop, and also tell you how to help the tubers stored longer. It is very disappointing when, after work, time and effort spent on planting, caring for the plant and harvesting, you suddenly find that the potato tubers do not want to be stored at all.

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Untimely digging of potatoes just will not go ahead, and both too early and late. How to understand when to dig potatoes, and on what grounds to distinguish ripe tubers? All gardeners start harvesting potatoes at different times. Someone digs up the first bushes for food already in July, especially if they planted early varieties, and someone is faithful to the traditions and is waiting for the beginning of autumn.

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Growing potatoes is a fairly profitable business. We will tell you how to get a rich and high-quality crop in order to earn good money from it. In order not to be trapped and get a good profit from the sale of potatoes, you need to know about some of the important nuances of the potato business. Pros of growing potatoes for sale Small investment.

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Go through the potato furrows with a chopper rather out of habit or do not know at all what is the goal of hilling potatoes? Let's figure out whether to do it, what is the right approach and whether the potatoes will grow without hilling and weeding. It would seem that there may be difficulties in hilling potatoes? Picked up an okuchnik, chose a fine day and went to the garden.

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To get an early potato, gardeners grow it in the ridges, as well as high or warm beds. We will tell you how to prepare them. Early potato varieties are planted before other varieties. At this time, the ground should already be warm enough to keep the tubers from freezing. However, the weather in the middle lane is often unpredictable, so the early potatoes are planted in the ridges, special beds, boxes or warm beds.

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In early May, zealous gardeners unite to start planting potatoes. And many choose his early varieties to get the first crop of potatoes in June. Did you know that you can plant more vegetables and greens to replace dug tubers? This is a great option for those who plant potatoes for themselves, and one harvest of "second bread" is enough for him.

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In Russia, more than 400 varieties of potatoes are grown, and only a small part of them bear fruit well in the conditions of the Siberian climate. We offer you 5 excellent potato varieties for Siberia, by planting which, you will definitely not be left without a crop. Late spring and early autumn frosts, unbearable heat in the middle of summer and prolonged rains at the end make Siberia a risk farming area.

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Potatoes are not for nothing called the second bread. Planting of this plant can be found on almost every summer cottage or garden plot. All the more important is the knowledge of which of the insect pests is a special threat to favorite tubers. As well as instructions on how to prevent the appearance of an "enemy" on potato beds by means of preventive measures and what effective methods to fight with flying and crawling lovers of tubers.

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To improve the "health" of potatoes, you must use fertilizers. Sometimes gardeners are afraid to use them, considering that the roots will absorb a lot of "chemistry". But there are safe drugs that do not harm the crop, but rather increase it. Potatoes are truly unique “inhabitants” of our gardens.

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Cold and rainy summer is a serious challenge for plants. In adverse conditions, they can get sick and die. Danger lurks potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, etc. We will tell you what to do if the tops of the potatoes turned black prematurely. If the tops of the potatoes turned black in July, then the rains and low air temperatures are to blame.

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You have harvested potatoes, but you could not save it until spring? So you have stored it incorrectly. We will help you figure out what exactly you did wrong. In order not to learn from your own failures, we suggest you learn how to properly store potatoes so as not to lose the harvest. We have collected 6 of the most common mistakes that gardeners make by sending tubers to storage.

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Potato varieties with yellow flesh enjoy the deserved love of gardeners. Fruits are rich in carotene, moderately sweet, full-bodied, do not sour and do not taste bitter. And how happy are the bright potato cooks! Potatoes are not for nothing called the "second bread". Remember how many different dishes that can be cooked "from potatoes", did the heroine of the movie "Girls" list?

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Potato scab is one of the most common diseases of this culture. She can leave you without half the harvest, and the remaining tubers pretty spoil. To protect their planting will help competent selection of varieties. Of course, if you have a scab on a potato, you can and must fight it. But even the most careful work and repeated spraying will not work if you use infected seed.

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In order to get a really high yield of potatoes, you need to choose the right place for planting, competently carry out agricultural techniques, pick up seeds. As long as there are potatoes at the dacha, hunger does not threaten us. Both adults and children love it, and by the number of dishes that can be made from it, potatoes are the unequivocal world leader.

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