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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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Foremost Potato is Old Garden Favorite
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Potato <em>&lsquo;Foremost&rsquo;</em>

Harvest this useful early variety from early summer or lift as required throughout the summer. The white-skinned, white-fleshed crop has a firm texture, ideal for salads and boiling. Protect young shoots from frost.

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



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