Sue Sanderson

Sue Sanderson – our horticulturist expert

Sue Says
In theory these potatoes can be grown and eaten. Potatoes are naturally a perennial plant and the potato tuber is the plant’s way of over-wintering and reproducing. Allowing these ‘volunteer’ potatoes to grow is the same principle as purchasing and planting seed potatoes. The main difference is that volunteer potatoes may be carrying pests and diseases from last year which may well disfigure and ruin your crop. It is always best to use fresh seed potatoes each year as these will be free of pests and diseases and will certainly produce a heavier yield.

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