Potatoes

Here’s everything you need to know about growing bumper crops of delicious potatoes, whether you plant them in containers or dig them into the ground. Maybe you want to try something new this year? Learn how to grow sweet potatoes as a colourful alternative to your usual spuds. Or find out how to grow potatoes in bags to save space and look after your back - no digging required!

If you’re ready to get started, take a look at our wide range of seed potatoes including new blight resistant varieties and traditional heritage types. Growing a selection of maincrop and early potatoes will allow you to enjoy homegrown harvests all year round. Our comprehensive potato selector guide will help you make the best choice.

Short on space? This guide tells you everything you need to know about growing potatoes in bags and containers; no garden or digging required.

Discover the best independent, potato content from expert online growers. Enormous harvest reveals and detailed growing advice will make you eager to try their tips.

Find out how to prepare the soil, chit your seed potatoes and plant at the right time to enjoy delicious potato harvests throughout the year.

This easy-to-follow video shows you how to grow potatoes in a reusable planter. Great for beginners, all you need are seed potatoes and compost. No garden required!

Quick action is essential if your potatoes succumb to blight. Here’s how to recognise an outbreak, stop an infection in its tracks, and save your crop.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by choice, here’s the place to find out which first early, second early, maincrop or second cropping potato is best for your needs.

Avoiding commercial fungicides is a great reason to grow your own potatoes, says guest writer Richard Barrett. His practical tips include how to avoid scab in alkaline soil.

For a little inspiration, see which potatoes make our top ten. Try ‘Cara’ for fluffy baked potatoes and ‘Rooster’ for deliciously crisp roasties.

Sue Sanderson recommends ‘lasagna planting’ potatoes in bags for high yields. Her fun trial investigates whether size matters when it comes to seed potatoes.

Sweet potatoes aren’t really related to potatoes at all. Find out how to grow these ornamental edibles and enjoy their delicious flavour and attractive foliage.

Explore our trusted sweet potato varieties, tried and tested in the UK climate. Nutritionally rich, colourful, and easy to grow - why not give them a go?

Choose from our wide range of seed potatoes including first earlies, second earlies and maincrop varieties. We have blight-resistant options and heritage varieties too.

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