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PLANT NOW FOR NEW POTATOES AT CHRISTMAS.

Just in from Taylors bulbs are 5 varieties of seed potatoes that you plant now and harvest for Christmas.

PENTLAND JAVELIN / MARIS PEER / CHARLOTTE / SHARPES’S EXPRESS / DESIREE

Planting time July to September for harvest from November onwards.  Can be planted into containers/ potato bags or open ground.  Approximate harvest is 12 weeks or after flowering – harvest as required, the remainder can be left in situ for up to a month.

 

 

We have had our delivery of seed potatoes and vegetables.

For a full list and prices click this link – SEED POTATOES, ONIONS & VEG LIST

Larger packs of onion sets are due in shortly.

This year our veg, onions and potatoes have come from Taylors Bulbs. They are available in a 2kg carry home pack for spring planting. Our range contains First and Second Early, Main Crop and Super Blight resistant seed potatoes and also a taster pack of 10 seed potatoes.  The Seed Potato Taster Pack is ideal for the gardener requiring smaller quantities and a range of varieties.

With a large selection of potato varieties in our range, choosing which Seed Potatoes to plant can be a bit daunting! So here is a short guide to help choose which varieties to grow:

Harvesting Time – The seed potato packs are colour coded; blue for “First Earlies”, orange for “Second Earlies” and green for “Maincrop”.

First and Second Earlies will give you “new potatoes” in the summer, Maincrops will give you tubers for eating in the autumn and enough to store over winter for later use.

First Earlies will typically be ready for harvesting in June/July, Second Earlies in July/August and Main Crops from August onward but if storing then can be harvested in September or October.