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Potato emerges as main cash crop in Chitral, other valleys

January 01, 2015 - BR Report - During the last two decades potato has emerged as the main cash crop of the high mountain region including Chitral and several other valleys. In Gobor and Golain valleys of Chitral most of the farmers rely solely on this crop to make a living. Inter-co-operation, a Pakistan-based subsidiary of an international development foundation based in Switzerland is currently helping farmers in a number of valleys in Chitral to improve potato cultivation.…

How to grow potatoes in bags

by Thompson & Morgan - If you’re lucky enough to have space on your vegetable plot you can grow your potatoes in the ground. If you only have limited space read this potato growing guide to find out how to grow potatoes in containers. Nothing beats that freshly dug, earthy taste of your own home grown potatoes! Growing your own potatoes isn’t as complicated as you might think, particularly if you grow them in potato bags. It’s the perfect method for growing spuds in small gardens,…

7 Ways to Plant Potatoes: 7 Different Methods – Organic Gardening

By Doug Hall - Organic Gardening - 7 Ways to Plant Potatoes We tested 7 easy ways to grow potatoes: 4 in containers, 3 in the ground. I planted organic ‘German Butterball’ seed potatoes in the Organic Gardening test plots near Emmaus, Pennsylvania, using the following seven methods. For the five raised planting techniques, I used a mixture of 2 parts topsoil to 1 part compost. Through the course of the growing season, the benefits and drawbacks of each became clear. 1. Hilled Rows…

Farmer bodies resent duty-free import of potatoes from India

April 22, 2014 M RAFIQUE GORAYA A joint meeting of different farmers' organisations; Farmers' Associates Pakistan, Okara Potato Growers' Society and Pakistan Kissan Ittehad have expressed deep concern over some media reports suggesting a shortage of edible potato in the country. Farmers' representatives said here on Monday that 18 to 20 percent of winter crop was still in the fields while harvesting of spring crop had also started. Thousands of tonnes of potatoes were also stored in…

How to grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 steps

Matthew Weintrub - Matt Over Matter Container gardening isn’t only for savvy urban gardeners and folks with limited space to grow, it can also be for folks who want to maximize their yields in a controlled environment. Not only does growing potatoes in a barrel reduce the amount of weeding and exposure to pests and fungi, you don’t even have to risk shovel-damage to the tender potatoes by digging them out of the ground when they’re done, just tip the container over! After extensive…

Watch how the TomTato works

Meet the TomTato: a new plant that grows both tomatoes and potatoes A new potato-and-tomato bearing plant known as the TomTato is taking root in the United Kingdom thanks to a cheeky garden joke from America, according to Britain's Independent. While British horticulturist Paul Hansord was visiting the United States 15 years ago, he was jokingly shown a potato planted under a tomato. Apparently, he didn't think it was all that silly, because now his Thompson & Morgan company is…

Potatoes aren’t fattening if eaten the right way say nutritionists

September 16, 2013 Mansi Kohli Since time immemorial, the legendary potato has been a victim of misunderstanding. The diet-driven and health-crazy society of the modern era, points out how potato is not at all recommended in one’s diet. Some ill-informed fitness fanatics have failed to understand its true worth; i.e. a highly nutritious vegetable which when prepared and eaten in the right way, tends to help more often than hurt. Read on as we peel back the truth about the…

6 Vegetables to Grow Indoors

Let’s face it, not all of us have a lawn we can turn into food. Sometimes we just have to make do with what we can. Did you know that you can grow many different vegetables indoors? There are certain varieties that tend to flourish on windowsills or conservatories. So next time you may feel a bit defeated because you live in an apartment and cannot grow your own food, fret not, for there is a virtual cornucopia waiting to be grown right in your living room! Even if you have a yard, the…

4 Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel

by Timothy Hurst Container gardening isn't only for savvy urban gardeners and folks with limited space to grow, it can also be for folks who want to maximize their yields in a controlled environment. Not only does growing potatoes in a barrel reduce the amount of weeding and exposure to pests and fungi, you don't even have to risk shovel-damage to the tender potatoes by digging them out of the ground when they're done, just tip the container over! After extensive research to plan my…

Potatoes may be one of the best superfoods, good source of potassium

May 31, 2013 A new study's results have indicated while dark green vegetables had the highest nutrient density scores, after accounting for cost, starchy vegetables (including potatoes) and beans provided better nutritional value for the money. new study shows that potatoes are one of the best nutritional values in the produce aisle, providing one of the better nutritional values per penny than most other raw vegetables and delivering one of the most affordable source of potassium of…

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