As potatoes like plenty sun, avoid planting them in frost-prone sites, as these conditions can damage the developing foliage. If you're starting up a potato plot on very weedy ground or old grassland, potatoes may help swamp out weeds with their fast-growing, extensive foliage.
If you lack space, try nurturing potatoes in an adequately drained container with at least 30cm (1ft) deep and wide. Half fill the pot with multi-purpose compost or quality, fertile garden soil, burrow two seed potatoes into the top of the compost and then top up with more compost or soil to within 2.5cm (1") of the edge of the container.
It's extremely important that there's sufficient water once the tubers have reached the size of marbles. Unless there's regular, ample rainfall, the size and quality of the crop will be decreased if you don't water your potatoes.