Blue potatoes in particular have an exquisite flavor, and the blue color adds a conversation piece to your dinner table. Blue potato bushes are easy to grow on your own. Potatoes are in the same family as tomatoes and peppers, but do not require as much heat to grow. Potatoes typically grow below ground, while the bushes grow above ground. Because of their color, blue potatoes add a unique flair to everyday cuisine. In their native land of South America, they are often used in conjunction with herbs and spices to make salads and potato cakes, or they get sliced up, dried and eaten as they are. From a nutritional standpoint, these blue-pigmented heirlooms have multiple bells and whistles. Blue potatoes contain a moderate amount of dietary fiber. This non-digestible substance helps fill you up, and it also regulates blood sugar and helps prevent high cholesterol. Potassium content is high in blue potatoes, and other varieties as well.
- Potatoes are easy to grow vegetables
- One of the easiest root crops to grow
- A small area can provide a nice yield of this tasty vegetable
- Turn the soil before planting
- Early spring is the best time to plant them
- One of the bonuses of growing potatoes is that you can eat them at various stages of growth
- The young "new potatoes" are often harvested and cooked with peas and gravy, while most are allowed to reach maturity and are eaten or stored for use throughout the winter