In north­ern,

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Jane's Garden Diary -

frost-free ar­eas, you can be pre­par­ing a bed for early pota­toes. Dig and fork to aer­ate the soil, adding com­post or other or­ganic ma­te­rial. Early pota­toes es­pe­cially need ex­cel­lent drainage and full sun. Your bed should be ready for plant­ing in a few weeks. Early pota­toes can be planted as early as July in warmer parts of the coun­try, or from midto-late Au­gust in cooler ar­eas.

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