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#Potatoes

# potatoes - Saturday 17 March, 2018

GIY: 'This St Patrick’s Day I will be out (as I am every year) sowing my spuds for the year'

They are a brilliantly easy veg to grow – blight aside – and harvesting your own spuds will be like Christmas morning, writes Michael Kelly.

# potatoes - Saturday 3 February, 2018

GIY: Even if you don't have much space, you can still grow spuds in pots and containers

This week our GIY guru gives his tips on how to trick potatoes into thinking they have lots of space available to grow.

# potatoes - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Potatoes have been grown in conditions similar to those found on Mars

Straight out of the plot of 2015 film The Martian, scientists in Peru managed the feat.

# potatoes - Friday 7 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 things to prove the stereotype that we Irish love potatoes might actually be true Beggora

# potatoes - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

From The Daily Edge People are loving this little girl's adorable Snapchat story about potatoes Deep Af

# potatoes - Monday 21 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge The ‘Irish potato’ is an actual dessert in the States Irish Potato

The ‘Irish potato’ is an actual dessert in the States

They look deeelicious.

# potatoes - Saturday 19 March, 2016

When you don't add loads of butter to them, potatoes are actually really good for you

It’s the nation’s favourite – the potato. Here’s how to grow it, cook it and eat it.

# potatoes - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge The unfortunate Irish potato stole the show in Seth Rogen's new trailer Irish Potato

The unfortunate Irish potato stole the show in Seth Rogen's new trailer

Oh Jesus, ph f**k, she’s peeling me f**ckin’ skin…!

# potatoes - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge This Cork lad is chancing his arm selling portraits of potatoes High Art

This Cork lad is chancing his arm selling portraits of potatoes

They’re an absolute bargain.

# potatoes - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Part of your diet you should consider if you’re thinking of having a baby: Potatoes

The risk of gestational diabetes increases with the consumption of more potatoes.

# potatoes - Sunday 20 December, 2015

Here’s the recipe for a lovely creamy, cheesy leek gratin that will warm the socks off you

GIY expert, Michael Kelly also tells us what we should be doing in the garden this week.

# potatoes - Friday 2 October, 2015

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Ireland's favourite crop

Just how familiar are you with the noble spud?

From The Daily Edge 14 ways to eat a potato, ranked from worst to best National Potato Day

14 ways to eat a potato, ranked from worst to best

Roast, mash, boiled — what will come out on top?

Ireland and the spud go hand-in-hand, but they're in decline. Myth they're fattening is damaging

Spuds have a particular image problem among young women – ask a group of your female friends to come up with a word to describe potatoes and “fattening” is likely to be the most common response, writes Michael Kelly.

# potatoes - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge 10 essential facts of life for Irish people who don’t like potatoes Potatoes Gonna Potate

10 essential facts of life for Irish people who don’t like potatoes

They exist. And they demand to be recognised.

# potatoes - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge You have been peeling spuds wrong your entire life Potato Hack

# potatoes - Monday 13 April, 2015

Here's how you peel potatoes with as little effort as possible Spud You Believe It This post contains videos

# potatoes - Thursday 9 April, 2015

It was a bad year for spuds at the former Donegal Creameries

The company just managed to scrape a profit after a tough 2014.

# potatoes - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Why our relationship with the potato is in need of couples counselling

It’s hard to keep the home fires burning after all the years.

# potatoes - Thursday 26 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Which Irish county loves potatoes the most? We have answers Spuds

Which Irish county loves potatoes the most? We have answers

It’s time to DUEL.

# potatoes - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge This is Cavan's version of that scene from Mission Impossible Chips Are Down

# potatoes - Thursday 19 February, 2015

# potatoes - Friday 7 November, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# potatoes - Friday 3 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Woman uses potato as contraceptive, grows roots in her vagina Starch Raving Mad

Woman uses potato as contraceptive, grows roots in her vagina

Happy National Potato Day!

# potatoes - Friday 27 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here's how to peel a bag of potatoes in less than a minute Very Appealling

Here's how to peel a bag of potatoes in less than a minute

Bow down to the potato-peeling king.

# potatoes - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Can we save the spud? Love Spuds This post contains a poll

Can we save the spud?

Did you know there is a National Potato Conference? No? Well, there is. And it heard yesterday how we’ve fallen out of love with the spud.

# potatoes - Monday 17 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge 11 distinctly Irish nutrition tips Culinary Delights

11 distinctly Irish nutrition tips

Helping you become happier, if not healthier.

# potatoes - Monday 27 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge There's a fast food place in Taiwan called 'Ireland's Potato' Spud U Like

# potatoes - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 11 distinctly Irish cooking methods from your youth Mammy Dinners

11 distinctly Irish cooking methods from your youth

From vegetables to pasta, we’ve got it all covered.

# potatoes - Monday 21 October, 2013

Irish charity tackling African hunger - with potatoes

It is a symbol of Irish cuisine, but now the potato is part of efforts to fight famine in Africa.

# potatoes - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 6 things you probably didn't know about Julie Andrews Me Julie

6 things you probably didn't know about Julie Andrews

She loves potatoes, that’s good enough for us.

# potatoes - Friday 23 August, 2013

Happy National Potato Day! Here are 7 interesting facts about the humble spud

Mashed, roasted, boiled, fried, chips…

# potatoes - Thursday 22 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge 7 people who think the Irish only eat potatoes National Potato Day

7 people who think the Irish only eat potatoes

Coupled with some delicious pictures of delicious potatoes.

# potatoes - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Irish people pay above the EU average for bread, fruit and potatoes

The latest CSO figures for 2012 show that Ireland paid ten per cent more for meat and bread and nearly double the average for tobacco.

# potatoes - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge Have you ever had an Irish seven course dinner? Spuds

Have you ever had an Irish seven course dinner?

There’s atein’ and drinkin’ in that.

# potatoes - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pc

The survey results, for the 12-month period from June 2011 to June 2012, showed an overall increase of 6pc in cereals.

# potatoes - Sunday 23 December, 2012

How 20,000 pounds of potatoes brought wi-fi to airplanes

Spuds, glorious spuds, stood in for people in on-board tests.

# potatoes - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Price of spuds shoots up

A summer of wet weather has affected the potato harvest, pushing the farmgate price up.

# potatoes - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Groups aim to launch legal challenge against GM trials GM

Groups aim to launch legal challenge against GM trials

Green Party Councillor Malcolm Noonan explained the reasoning behind the legal challenge, which involves a number of Irish food producers and organic groups.

# potatoes - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Explainer: When and why are blight warnings issued?

And what should potato-growers do in response? TheJournal.ie takes a look…

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