How To Harvest New Potatoes
Make sure you never run out of this versatile vegetable. Grow your own with tips and great advice from Tom Coles at Capel Manor. Harvest New Potatoes to perfection every year!
New potatoes are ready for harvest as soon as the flower has gone in early summer.
Put the fork into the side of the trench to avoiding piercing them, and lever back bringing the potatoes to the surface. Shake off any excess soil, then pick from the stalk. Check for holes and blemishes. Leave to air dry on the soil for roughly 30 minutes, then they are ready to be eaten.
Whenever possible, harvest vegetables during the cool part of the morning, and process or store them as soon as you can.