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Potatoes are a staple of many diets across the world, and they’re not just for baking or frying. They grow easily in most climates and you can find varieties to grow in any type of soil. Use our guides down below to learn how to plant, grow, and harvest potatoes. We also cover cultivar selection, pest and disease control, and more. Happy gardening!

How to Grow Potatoes in Straw

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Growing potatoes in straw is a simple, yet effective way of yielding delicious tubers. It’s cheap, saves you work, yields clean potatoes, and that’s just the beginning! In our guide, we’ll discuss the benefits of growing spuds in straw, a list of what you’ll need, and a thorough how-to. Read more now.

13 of the Best Purple and Blue Potato Varieties

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Purple and blue potatoes are healthier for you than your average spud and come in eye-catching hues sure to wow everyone at the dinner table. Some are colored all the way through the flesh and others feature white flesh. Learn about 13 of the best blue and purple potato varieties to grow at home in this guide. Read more.

When and How to Harvest Homegrown Potatoes

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Homegrown potatoes are delicious to eat, simple to plant, and easy to grow and store for several months once they’re out of the ground. Gardener’s Path shows you how to harvest and care for your spuds with this simple guide, including photos, long-term storage tips, and recipe recommendations.

How to Battle Colorado Potato Beetles in Your Garden

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Are Colorado potato beetles devouring your potatoes, tomatoes, or eggplants? Left unchecked, these pests can destroy entire crops. Learn natural ways to stop an infestation with help from the experts at Gardener’s Path, plus tips on how to use pesticides against these beetles as a last line of defense. Read more.

11 of the Best Potato Varieties to Grow at Home

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Whether you prefer them roasted, mashed, baked, or fried, everybody loves a good spud. If you’re thinking about growing your own potatoes at home, check out our roundup of the best varieties. With all of the amazing types on offer, you’re sure to find this roundup very appealing! Read more now.

How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

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As much as you might love gardening, some of the challenges that come with it can be frustrating. Potatoes are one crop that may present problems, but you can solve many issues by planting them in containers instead of the ground. Learn how to grow potatoes in pots and planters in this guide. Read more now.

What’s the Difference Between Late, Mid, and Early Season Potatoes?

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Knowing the different types of potatoes enables you to choose the one that will work best in your garden or kitchen. But there’s some confusion out there about which fall under the early, mid, and late categories. This guide clears up the confusion so you can get planting and select the right type for your needs.

The Ultimate Potato Growing Guide

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Potatoes can be a tricky crop to grow. You can’t see what’s going on below the soil, so you need to confidence that what you’re doing is working. You can erase your doubt and hesitation after reading our expert potato growing guide. Read all about how it is done here on the Gardener’s Path, and you’ll be a spud master!