Plant Like a Pioneer: Grow Potatoes
Hand picking is often the best way to get rid of an infestation of Potato beetles--both the fat pink larvae or the striped beetles that follow. If the task disgusts you, get a long extension cord and go out there with a shop vacuum. Use the slot attachment to suction the critters away; it is the one least damaging to the foliage.
Tips for Harvesting and Storing Root Vegetables
Deer Resistant Seed Varieties
The Perfect Hash Brown Ever notice how hash browns made with leftover boiled Potatoes taste better than ones made fresh from raw Potato cubes? They’re moist and soft inside, crisp on the outside. You can get that effect by boiling the Potatoes first or--simpler yet--use raw cubes but cover the frying pan for the first 5 or 10 minutes of cooking to steam them, then remove the lid and fry until crisp.