One of the easiest root crops to grow is the potato. Plus, they're fun to
grow. A small area can provide a nice yield of this tasty vegetable. Early
spring is the best time to plant them. One of the bonuses of growing
potatoes is that you can eat them at various stages of growth. The young
'new potatoes' are often harvested and cooked with peas and gravy, while
most are allowed to reach maturity and are eaten or stored for use
throughout the winter.