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Potato Patio Planter Collection

Solanum tuberosum

Tender Tuber

 Customer Rating

First early, second early.

Growing your own delicious potatoes just got even easier! Just fill the bags with compost and plant them up with the delicious first and second early potatoes supplied. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

  • Pack comprises:
  • 3 Patio Planters
  • 5 tubers each of:
  • Potato 'Rocket' - A very early bulking and heavy cropping variety producing almost round, white skinned and fleshed tubers. First early.
  • Potato 'Charlotte' - Truly sensational flavour whether eaten hot, smothered in butter, or cold in a tasty salad. Second early.
  • Potato 'Maris Peer' - Favoured by restaurants and gardeners alike. The firm creamy yellow fleshed tubers of Potato 'Maris Peer' retain their colour and have a superb flavour, but won't disintegrate on cooking.


Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden
Position:
full sun
    • 3 patio planters + 15 tubers - 5 of each variety

    • SAVE £8.97  
    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    • £23.96 £14.99
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.

ProductMinimum Weight
Potato 5 Tubers165g
Potato 10 Tubers320g
Potato 20 Tubers655g
Exhibitor Grade Potato 10 Tubers475g
Onions 50 Sets155g
Shallots 20 Sets355g
Reviews
  1. 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!

  2. grandkids delight

    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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