First published in 1905, this volume looks at the potato, detailing its characteristics, planting, cultivation, harvesting, storing, marketing, insects, diseases, and its history and botany. With instructions for every step of potato cultivation as well as invaluable expert tips, this volume constitutes a must-have for those with an interest in growing potatoes for pleasure or for profit. Contents include: “History and Botany”, “Some Conditions Influencing Growth and Development”, “Soils”, “Rotation”, “Manuring and Fertilizing”, “Considerations of Seed”, “Varieties”, “Planting”, “Management of the Growing Crop”, “Obstructions to Growth and Development”, “Sprays and Spraying”, “Harvesting”, “Storing”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of gardening.