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Digital Subscriptions > Kitchen Garden Magazine > August 2018 > SECOND CROPPING SUCCESS


If you love the taste of new potatoes – and who doesn’t – you’ll want to extend the season with a second planting now. KG editor Steve Ott has some simple top tips for sure-fire spud success


Most of us plant our potatoes in the spring, so you’d be forgiven for thinking that the potato season was all over, bar the harvesting. However, one of the many reasons for growing your own potatoes, and the main one for many, is the wonderful flavour to be had from just lifted ‘new’ tubers. It’s a unique flavour that is highly prized, yet more and more gardeners are learning that it doesn’t have to be the preserve of an early spring-planted crop. You can get the same flavour from planting some ‘second cropping’ tubers.

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