Prior to planting, 'chit' the seed potatoes by setting them out in a cool, bright position (10C/ 50F) to allow them to sprout. Fill the potato bags by one third with good quality compost mixed with some well rotted manure. Space 3 seed potatoes in each bag on top of the compost. Fill the bags by another third and place 2 more seed potatoes on top of the compost. Finally cover them with more compost until the bags are full. Place the bags in a sunny position and water regularly to keep the compost moist.
Keep potato plants well watered throughout the growing season. 'Ping-pong ball' sized tubers can be harvested approximately 10 to 11 weeks after planting, or harvested as slightly larger tubers at 13 weeks from planting when the foliage begins to turn yellow and die back. After harvesting, store potatoes in a cool, dark frost-free position until you are ready to use them.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.
For product weight information regarding how we despatch our quantities of potatoes, onions and garlic, please see the table below. Exact weights will depend on the individual variety, as well as the weather and growing conditions experienced by the grower.
|Potato 5 Tubers||165g|
|Potato 10 Tubers||320g|
|Potato 20 Tubers||655g|
|Exhibitor Grade Potato 10 Tubers||475g|
|Onions 50 Sets||155g|
|Shallots 20 Sets||355g|
Great for first timer's!
By Joseph Cheesman 27-08-2013
Trying to teach my son "Where food comes from" I thought these potatoes would be a good idea, and with limited space, the patio bags are perfect... A successful harvest, with very little effort and he can't wait till next year to grow some more! A little more advice on when to harvest would be helpful to make a perfect first time product, but with the help of google, a really easy project for even the most un "green-fingered" person!
By DAVID DOWIE 17-08-2013
My grandkids wanted to grow there own, so I bought the 3x3 lots. This was good fun and they tasted absolutely delicious. We are going to do it next year too.
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