Many gardeners look forward to harvesting new potatoes this time of year.
New potatoes are immature and should be about the size of walnuts.
Pull soil away from the base of the plants to see if the tubers are the
desired size. If they are, dig entire plants and allow the skins of the
exposed tubers to dry for several hours before gathering. These young
potatoes are very tender and prone to the skin “slipping” unless they are
given a few hours to dry. Even then these immature potatoes will not store
well. Red-skinned varieties are often preferred as they are the earliest to
By: Ward Upham