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How to grow chips – Part Two

"Potatoes fall into three categories as regards cropping. Early, Second Early, and Maincrop. If you want to be self sufficient, you probably want to grow all three. But for most purposes, Second Earlies can be ignored. And in a small garden, Maincrop potatoes occupy a disproportionate amount of space for a very long season. So most gardeners settle for a few Early ones. Does this begin to sound easier?" Mike Clark on which spuds to grow, when, and how!

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How to grow chips – Part One

"If I stopped a few random people in the street, and asked if they could name any varieties of potatoes, I bet I'd get a fair proportion of "Roast, Mash, Chips or (maybe) Duchesse". I doubt if I'd get many Edzell Blues or Pentland Javelins." Mike considers the humble spud - and tells you how you, too, can have fresh new potatoes at Christmas.

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