Although a staple of the British diet, the potato is often overlooked by gardeners or treated as a ‘plant-and-forget’ crop, with correspondingly poor results. But by following a few simple steps, you can ensure you get a bumper harvest. There is a huge range of potatoes available, from iconic classics to unusual heritage varieties, and they can be grown in any size of garden. Freshly harvested, their flavour is second to none.
Confused about the different types of potato – first earlies, second earlies and maincrop? Then read our guide to potato types explained.