Planting potatoes

Alan Titchmarsh demonstrates how to grow tasty potatoes in the ground, and gives advice on which types to grow for a crop right through the year, and when to harvest.

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Mar, Apr, May

Planting potatoes is a simple and rewarding process, perfect for a patch of sunny ground. In this No Fuss Guide, Alan Titchmarsh demonstrates how to plant potatoes in spring and gives his tips on chitting, spacing, earthing up and the types you can grow, for a generous harvest later in the year.

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