Is it safe to grow potatoes in tires? Despite what you may have heard, as an organic gardener, I still believe that potatoes are not safe to grow in tires. Tires contain lots of chemicals such as Lead, Benzene, Styrene, and even Microplastics. As I didn’t really know what these were, I researched it further. Here is what I found out!
Can you eat Dahlia tubers? The short answer is YES you can eat dahlia tubers. In fact, you can eat the entire plant. These fat tubers are produced by the plant throughout summer and can be stored much like potatoes. Their taste and size vary but can be treated the same as artichokes. They can be eaten raw, roasted, fried, mashed and even baked.
There are many benefits for growing through winter too, which I will go into later in the blog. But the sheer fact you can continue to bring home fresh nutrient-dense produce right from your garden is amazing. Imagine picking your Christmas or Holiday dinner from the garden that very morning.
If you ask any gardener who grows their own food which vegetable they would never do without, the humble potato plant would be in the top three. Potatoes are a perfect plant for the amount of effort put into them. They give you tubers that can be stored right through until the following harvest. This makes them an ideal crop to grow, for those willing to be more self-sufficient.
Learn how to grow peas to get an early start. This is where I show you how to sow peas indoors. With weather being very cold and wet this year, gardeners have to look at ways to keep ahead of the game. When it comes to peas, there are ways in which to start your growing indoors to prevent you from falling too far behind.