Growing potatoes in Svinoy, Faroe Islands

Growing potatoes in Svinoy, Faroe Islands

Richard Hebda and Maud C. á Geilini Photographs by Maud C. á Geilini. Svinoy postage stamp issued by the Faroese Postal Authority, The potato fields described and illustrated in this article are located in the bright green area at the head of the bay. Faroes Islands...

Potato plant leaves turning yellow

A trial participant from southern Vancouver Island contacted us about yellowing on the leaves of her potatoes:   “Some of my plants are not looking so good.  I wonder if you can tell by looking at the photos what the problem might be.   I wonder if...

Ozette-Nootka in Metchosin

We love to hear about your potato growing experiences, good and bad! Today, we received an update from Scott Harris, who farms at the Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-op in Langford, BC. Richard Hebda gave a climate change talk for Metchosin Foundation a year and a half...

Trial by Fire

We love to receive reports from our far-flung growers. In 2017, British Columbia experienced one if its worst fire seasons ever. Growers Phil and Carla Burton report on their experience near Smithers, BC. By Phil Burton A quick update on the heritage potato plantings...

Caribe Surprise

Caribe Surprise   by Richard Hebda November 2017   For several years I have grown the early maturing Caribe variety for nicely formed early potatoes. Of the typical potato-shaped varieties these provide reliable early yields. Their blotchy pale purple to...