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Welcome to Homegrown/Homemade, a video series from FineGardening.com and our sister site FineCooking.com. We’ll be following a gardener (Danielle Sherry) and a cook (Sarah Breckenridge) as they plant, maintain, harvest, store, and prepare garden vegetables. Watch them plant potatoes.
Episode 3: How to Harvest Potatoes
You don’t have to wait until the end of the gardening season to harvest potatoes. In the middle of the summer, if your potato plants are large and the plants are flowering, you may be able to harvest “new” potatoes. New potatoes are thin skinned and sweet. You can check the hills and feel around for potatoes, then either harvest them up individually or uproot the entire plant. You can use new potatoes right away, or store them.
From a cook’s point of view, potatoes are not all the same. There are waxy and starchy types,…
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