How to harvest new potatoes video

How to harvest new potatoes

In this video clip, Monty Don shows how to harvest first early potatoes - here, the variety 'Belle de Fontenay'.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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In this video guide, Monty Don harvests his first potatoes of the season – the first-early variety ‘Belle de Fontenay’, a delicious, firm, waxy new potato. Monty describes the differences between first-early, second-early and maincrop potatoes, and gives tips on how you can tell when your crop is ready to harvest. Find out too how a potato crop will benefit your soil. 

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