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Growing Potatoes in Your Home GardenA Guide to Growing Potatoes In Your Home GardenYes potatoes are nutritious! They are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, fiber and protein, all with no fat! Potatoes, along with many other vegetables, can be prepared as part of a healthy diet. Luckily, potatoes are versatile and are easy to prepare. Whether baked, boiled, roasted or fried they are a delicious addition to Potatoes are native to the Andean region of South America. European explorers introduced the potato to Europe in 1536 but it did not arrive in the United States until 1719 when Irish immigrants brought the potato with them to the New World. Have you ever grown potatoes in your garden? Growing potatoes is fun and not that hard! Home gardeners can grow unique varieties that are not sold in local supermarkets. Potatoes come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. Did you know that there are purple, red and yellow potatoes ? Potatoes make a great garden project for your children o...