Fighting Colorado beetles – pests on potatoes

The Colorado potato beetle belongs to the leaf beetle family. It becomes between 7 and 15 millimeters long and is yellow. Its pronotum, which has black spots and the 10 dark longitudinal stripes on the wing covers, is noticeable. The Colorado beetle can defend itself well. In the event of danger, he excretes what is known as a military…

Jerusalem artichoke cultivation – planting, care and harvest

Jerusalem artichoke belongs to the sunflower family and is a perennial plant. It is also called the Eternity Potato, as the edible tubers, unlike the potato, are winter-proof and can remain in the ground all year round. The outer part of the plant can reach heights of growth of up to three meters, with an attractive inflorescence…

Can you eat sweet potatoes raw and with their peel? Is it poisonous?

The sweet potato is an edible tuber that has gained significantly in popularity in recent years due to its taste and numerous uses. The sweet aroma is particularly popular with children and not only hearty dishes can be prepared from the convolvulaceae (bot. Convolvulaceae). One question is being asked more and more frequently: Can sweet potatoes be…

Instructions: planting potatoes – timing, distance & Co

Potato cultivation is explained very quickly, but you can definitely spend the next few years growing your choice of your favorite potato variety. Then the surprises of the pretty exciting plant in the garden are far from over: You can enjoy decorative potato blossoms, make experiments with all sorts of accompanying plants, at some point you…

Harvesting potatoes, potato harvest – when are they ripe?

The potato harvest begins in June and continues into October. Usually the condition of the potato leaves shows when the harvest time has come. It is withered and partly dead. It’s best to dig up a potato or two and test the skin. The right time for the potato harvest As already indicated, the right harvest time depends…

Growing sweet potatoes – varieties, care and harvest

The sweet potato is one of the most important foods in the world after rice, but has only recently attracted the attention of hobby gardeners in the local regions. Although their name suggests it, sweet potatoes are not botanically related to the well-known potatoes, but belong to the bindweed family. In addition, they are extremely happy to…

Potato varieties in Germany – tips for old varieties

Potato varieties in Germany – tips for old varieties

The potato is ancient, around 13,000 years old. It originally comes from South America and has long been our most popular crop. Each of us eats around 50 kilograms of potatoes a year. This is certainly also due to the fact that the tuber is so versatile. You can conjure up a wide variety of dishes from it, from…

Growing potatoes yourself – tips for growing potatoes

Growing potatoes yourself – tips for growing potatoes

Potatoes have many talents. They can be used extremely versatile. Potatoes are not just a filling side dish. They are real jack-of-all-trades. The healthy tuber provides soup, main course, dessert and snack all in one, and cultivation is also fun. Often you don’t even know what is nicer to grow potatoes or to use them? There are an incredible number of…