How and why chitting or sprouting seed potatoes is essential before you plant them (hint: you’ll get a faster harvest and bigger yields, which sound like pretty good reasons to me!) Spring is almost here! There’s only one more month to go until it’s meteorological spring, and for many gardeners it will be game on! […]
There’s something about a hoard of potatoes that makes me feel safe. Let me explain. As someone who raises and grows food with the intent of feeding the family year-round, I find myself focusing on those foods that can be grown in large quantities and that store well- long past their harvest date. Root crops […]
This quick and dirty cheat sheet for growing potatoes has everything you need to know for a record breaking crop. Soil pH, amount of water, hours of sunlight, spacing…even how to save “seeds” for next year’s crop.
Mmmm, sweet potatoes! I can already taste the sweet potato fries, the sweet potato casserole, and sweet potato slices caramelized on the grill! Growing sweet potatoes is surprisingly easy and they grow very well in many parts of the United States. They also keep very well for winter use! Win, win! Let’s get started!
Prepare garden potatoes! If you’re growing potatoes in your garden you’re going to want to prepare garden potatoes for long term storage. You’ll need to know how to cure them properly and how to store them so you can eat your garden goodies for months after harvest. The first thing you need to know is […]
I wanted to make a breakfast casserole (aka catastrophe), but wanted to make something a little different than the usual ones I make. I decided to make a catastrophe with an Italian flair. I’m not Italian, but I should be. I love cooking, and eating, Italian.