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One of the most satisfying moments in the edible garden is taking a garden fork and gently pushing it under a clump of potatoes. Lift up the fork and, as the soil falls away, you’ll discover a mass of potatoes.
Potatoes are one of the oldest crops dating back to Peru and the Incas, who were the first people known to grow the crop. The humble spud as its commonly known, consists of 80 per cent water and 20 per cent solids.
Variety is the spice of life for the potato, with more than 100 different types. They are packed full of vitamins and minerals, although the variety and the way it’s cooked can affect the nutrient value. By peeling it for mash, the nutrient content is greatly reduced.
Follow our seven easy steps to successful potato harvest including tips along the way.