McCain 'Shepody' Main Crop Seed Potatoes are versatile and high yielding, making them a popular variety to grow. The oval-shaped tubers bear a cream flesh and smooth, thin skin. The versatility of the potatoes means they can be used in many culinary ways, including boiling, baking, mashing and, in particular, making tasty french fries. They should be planted in late March and will harvest in the months of July - August. Place them in a sheltered plot of the garden in moist, well-drained soil. If space is limited, growing them in potato bags is another suitable option.
You should avoid planting them in the same plot where potatoes have been grown for two years in succession. Full sunlight, moist, well-drained soil and well rotted manure is recommended. The potatoes should be planted in rows, spaced out by 45cm. The rows themselves should be spaced out by 75cm. Then, plant the seed potatoes in 10cm deep holes and refill them with soil. Once their shoots reach 20cm, mound up the soil around the shoots. Repeat this process after another 3 weeks of growth.
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