Growing Seed Potatoes
Potatoes are our basic vegetable here in the UK and growing them is fairly straight forward; as long as you stick to a few basic rules, growing potatoes is not that difficult.
If you've never grown vegetables before and you're wondering what to grow as your first vegetable, then potatoes are an excellent choice. They grow in practically any soil type and are a good first crop as they break up the soil ready for other crops. If you're struggling for space or the space that you do have is unreliable e.g. it's waterlogged or heavily flagged, then potatoes can be grown in containers.
The first thing to decide is the type of potato that you wish to grow. If you're looking to beat the expense of new potatoes once they hit the shops, then a good choice would be to choose a first or a second early. If you're wanting to produce a heavy yielding crop to provide food, then a better choice would be to go for a maincrop.