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The most perfect salad or new potato

Reusable, easy and convenient growing bags holding 8 litres of compost

Plus a wide range of popular vegetable seed at a fantastic price Perfect for filling your vegetable plot and allotment

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Description

This Potato Patio Kit is great for first time growers looking to start home growing without taking up too much space, and also perfect for the established grower plugging holes in their growing season and topping up their stores. 

This kit contains 1kg of Potato 'Arran Pilot', 5 potato growing bags perfect for the patio, and 5 packets of Nurseryman's Choice vegetable seeds, giving home growers a chance to try something new or unusual this year! 

Potato 'Arran Pilot' is a first early traditional favourite producing white fleshed tubers of firm waxy texture and a pleasing flavour. This variety is at its most wonderful straight out of the ground and into the pot for use as a salad or new potato. Potato 'Arran Pilot' also shows good resistance to scab. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

Our potato growing bags are an easy and convenient way to grow potatoes on your patio. These durable black/grey potato growing bags hold 8 litres of compost and can be re-used, folding flat over winter and requiring minimal storage space. The black and grey colouring prevents light reaching the developing potato tubers for healthy and delicious crops; and absorbs heat for a quick start in the spring. Following on from this year's technical trials, we now recommend planting a single tuber per 8 litre bag - we noted a 186% increase in yield! We're pleased to have seen this verified in the March 2016 issue of Which? Gardening – the trials team did their own testing and experienced the same 186% boost in yield. Bag dimensions: 8" x 11"

Plus, there's nothing more satisfying that a plate full of your own 'home grown' veggies! Our great value Nurseryman's choice collection offers a selection of customer favourites, selected from our wide range of vegetable seed. We will send you a variety of 'easy to grow seed' to produce a full range of crops that you can plant in your garden or on the allotment. Whether you are a beginner gardener, or a green-fingered grower, this lucky dip provides the perfect opportunity to try something new!

Useful Links: 
When to sow vegetable seeds
Reasons to buy your seeds from Thompson & Morgan

How to grow potatoes in the ground Potato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags How to stop blight

We secure the earliest, freshest lifted tubers to start our potato despatches in December, ensuring the best quality stock for our customers. We recommend storing in a cool, dark place until ready to chit.

Images are for illustration purposes only. Please note, the varieties you will receive may differ from those illustrated and may include herb seed packets. To allow us to offer you such a good price, we can't take orders for specific varieties, but whatever we decide to send, you won't be disappointed.

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How to Grow

Plant first early potato crops from the end of February. Prior to planting, 'chit' the seed potatoes by setting them out in a cool, bright position (10C/ 50F) to allow them to sprout.


When growing first early potatoes in the ground avoid planting in soil where potatoes have grown for two years in succession to reduce the risk of disease. Prepare the planting area in a sheltered position in full sun on moist well drained soil. Dig in plenty of well rotted manure. Plant potatoes in rows at a spacing of 30cm (12"). Rows should be set out 60cm (2') apart. Place the seed potatoes into 10cm (4") deep trenches and backfill the soil to refill the trenches. When shoots reach 20cm (8"), mound up soil around the shoots leaving just a few cm showing. Repeat this process after a further 3 weeks.


Where space is limited, try growing potatoes in potato bags on the patio. Fill an 8 litre potato bag to just below the top of the bag with good quality compost mixed with some well rotted manure. Carefully plunge a single chitted potato tuber into the compost with the shoots pointing upwards at a depth of 12cm (5") from the soil surface. Place the bags in a sunny position and water regularly to keep the compost moist.

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Weed between rows and keep potato plants well watered throughout the growing season. If the risk of frost threatens, draw some soil up around the stems to protect them, or move potato bags to a frost free position in a shed or greenhouse. First early crops can be harvested approximately 10 weeks from planting when the foliage begins to turn yellow and die back.

Delivery

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 or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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