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Home-grown potatoes taste heaps better than the ones you buy in the shops. Early and maincrop potatoes can be sprouted inside before planting in the garden, this is known as ‘chitting’
Seed potatoes of early varieties should be started into growth indoors in February, planted out into the soil just before Easter, and lifted for eating in late June or early July. Maincrop varieties should be planted in early April again after sprouting indoors.
Find out how to plant early potatoes and maincrop potatoes.
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