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Potato (Solanum tuberosum)

The potato is a perennial vegetable by it's tubers
It is cultivated as an annual and is from the solanaceae family like the tomato

potato

ROTATION

It is grown in the leaf vegetable bed or better still in it's own bed.

CULTIVATION

It is planted when the Lilac is in flower, generally April, during a waning crescent moon.

NEIGHBOURING PLANTS

It likes being planted near to beans, peas, spinach and cabbage.
It dislikes being planted near sunflowers, beetroot, squash and tomatoes.

DISEASES AND PARASITES

Mildew, galls, rust and fusarium are the principal diseases.
Colarado beetle, mole crickets, click beetles, flea beetles and grubs are its principal pests.

ADVICE

The potato likes potash. “Earth up” at least twice.
See my detailed pages on the potato