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Root Vegetables: Potatoes

With dozens of root vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointment, so use this guide to determine what potatoes will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Mimi Potato Ideal for Growing in Container
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Potato <em>&lsquo;Mimi&rsquo;</em>

The ideal first early for containers, producing masses of small red tubers with incredibly tasty, waxy, cream-colored flesh. An excellent salad potato with good scab resistance. Protect new shoots from frost.

Plant: Early spring
Harvest: Early summer
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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