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THE ÜBER TUBER

One of the most satisfying times in the vegie garden is taking a garden fork and gently pushing it under a clump of potato plants. Lift up the fork and, as the soil falls away, you’ll discover a mass of potatoes. It is a moment to savour.

Some will be large, others small, but for flavour there’s nothing as delicious as boiled, mashed or baked homegrown potatoes. Those planted now may be ready to harvest for Christmas dinner.

The potato is a long-growing crop that takes four to five months to produce a

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