Potatoes are very easy to grow, and the taste of newly harvested potatoes is incomparable. This book describes and illlustrates the best-loved varieties, from the internationally popular Désirée and King Edward to the specialist Pink Fir Apple and Forty Fold. There are stepby- step instructions for sowing potatoes in rows and containers, chitting and planting, protecting and earthing up, and how to harvest and store potatoes. There are also suggestions for when and where to plant potatoes, and how to keep plants in tip-top condition by dealing with any pests and diseases. With over 180 photographs, this book is a must for both novices and experienced growers
Richard Bird is a full-time author on gardens and plants, and has written nearly 30 books on kitchen gardening, fruit trees, vegetable gardens, topiary and pruning. Alex Barker worked at Woman's Own and Prima, and then launched and edited Let's Cook. She also runs a picture library, Food Features.