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By Mandymc

United Kingdom Gb

I am very much a beginner at gardening.. and would like to know how to grow and when to plant potatoes?
Many thanks in advance.



Hi Mandy you plant 1st early potatoes in March they take around 10 weeks to be ready for lifting, 2nd earlies and main crop in April, the 2nd earlies take about twelve weeks and main crop 14 - 16 weeks. Lift 1st and 2nd earlies as you need them and your main crop potatoes in mid September.

The RHS has excellent advice on growing on their website -

3 Aug, 2013


Thank you very much :)

3 Aug, 2013


You are very welcome Mandy... have you got a new garden or allotment?

3 Aug, 2013

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