Potatoes can be one of the most daunting crops for the novice - chitting, the huge range of varieties and earthing up can put people off. However, they grow on just about any soil and are the ideal way to break ground on a new allotment.
Potatoes are classified by texture/cooking suitability (floury or waxy) and growing season (first earlies, second earlies, maincrop and late maincrop). As well as these choices, they offer a variety of resistances to common pests - which you choose will depend upon conditions/common problems on your site.
If you only have space for a few plants choose a first early because new potatoes taste so much better when dug and boiled immediately
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