When to harvest potatoes – top tips on how to grow this staple crop

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When to harvest potatoes – top tips on how to grow this staple crop

Whilst your potatoes grow they need ‘earthing up’, build up extra soil around the base of the potatoes as they grow to protect vulnerable young pla

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Whilst your potatoes grow they need ‘earthing up’, build up extra soil around the base of the potatoes as they grow to protect vulnerable young plants from frost and too much direct sunlight.

When the plant grows to be around six inches tall add more soil around its base, repeat this every time the plant grows another six inches.

Stop watering your potatoes when their foliage starts to turn yellow and die, this shows that they will soon be ready to harvest.

When your potatoes are ready to harvest will depend on the variety that you have chosen to grow.



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