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Friday, January 7th, 2011

Thompson & Morgan have some seed potato packs. Lots of types of potato and mixed packs.

You can plant all your potatos at whatever time you deem fit. Some are best suited
to being earlies though. Nothing to stop you planting them late though if you
buy some a bit late.

The earlies have fewer potatoes but they form sooner than the main crop.
If you were to dig up the main crop early, there would be lots of little potatoes.
It’s only in the last few weeks of growing that they swell in size.

The traditional time for planting out was Good Friday but this is not a date
in stone!

It is normally recommended that you sprout them indoors in a cool light frost
free place which is supposed to give them a start over unsprouted. If you have
room you could put some unsprouted in to test this theory.

No lime needed on the soil.. Light soils are the best as it is easier to. hoe
up to cover developing spuds as the plants grow. This protects the plants from
frosts and ensures that the weeds are kept down. It also stops the potatoes
going green in the light.

Watch out for blight, your main enemy, this can happen in warm damp weather
June or July.
Look for the appearance of early symptoms. Can be sprayed if caught early. If
not, dig up before the blight spreads from leaves to tubers.


Does planting small seed potato mean you get a small crop? Pigeon egg size
or smaller being small, and large seed size bigger than chickens egg.

Small seed potatoes can mean a small crop. But for new potatoes you might want
small potatoes. A big potato might have more spriots on though and need some
rubbing off else you’ll get too many plants.
Some people prefer to plant enormous potatoes and get good results.


Earliest first early cropping varieties include:

Swift,(first early) they are THE first early.
Arran Pilot,(first early) for their beautiful taste.
Pentland Javelin,(first early) taste, size and cropping, though a later crop.

Others include: Kestral (Second Early )
Maris Piper,(main crop) I like these because thet crop well and are so versitile
and can be cooked different ways from boiling, baking, chipping, They also keep


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Seed Potatoes offer

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

seed potatoes 2nd cropSAVE £5.00 on 2nd Cropping Seed Potatoes

£14.99 for 4 x 1Kg (4 special varieties) or Buy 2 Sets For Just £24.98 – A Saving Of £5.00!!

The collection includes 4 x 1kg Packs of varieties that are proven to grow brilliantly at this time of year – giving you crops of delicious new potatoes from late-October… and even on Christmas Day!

Garden Bargains 2nd Crop Seed Potatoes

An outstanding, bumper cropping, fast growing variety. Delicious flavour with lovely white skin and tasty pale yellow flesh. Versatile and popular.

A delicious salad potato, Sofia has a lemon coloured flesh with a unique softness to its bite. Perfect on the side of your plate with a little butter.

A tasty favourite, this gorgeous main cropping variety has smooth red skin and creamy flesh. It has attractive red-violet flowers prior to its bumper harvest. Stores very well.

High yielding, early maturing main cropping variety. Produces delicious large tubers with a smooth white and red skin and creamy flesh. Excellent for baking.

Garden Bargains 2nd Crop Seed Potatoes

Types of potato you can grow at home

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Buying seed potatoes online at Dobies

Seed potatoes at Dobies

There are many types of potato that you can grow at home. You will find you have a much bigger choice of potatoes and is available in your local supermarket. Even if you have a specialised greengrocer near you you won’t get anywhere near as big a choice as you can buy growing your own potatoes.

Decide what sort of potatoes you want to grow. Do you want to grow your own baking potatoes, once the mashing or roasting, or once the salads. A good idea is to grow your own new potatoes. These are also known as first earlies. These potatoes are at their most delicious just out of the ground. They are usually quite small to which is ideal if you’re growing them in the limited amount of space. They are also quite quick to grow and will be ready soonest encouraging you to go on grow many other things during the year.

You can grow them in plastic bags, buckets, barrels, special potato planters, or old tyres. The old tyres method involves putting one tyre on the ground and filling it with compost for in your seed potatoes in this and then covering them up as the potatoes grow you put another tyre on top and filling with compost each time covering all the potatoes up .

The new style plastic bag kits are specially designed to be the right size for a certain number of seed potatoes. If you don’t have any garden space, and these can sit quite happily on a patio. Once you’ve tasted your own new potatoes you will want to grow them every year. The plastic bag kits are reusable and should last you for many years.

You shouldn’t really use potatoes from the supermarket, you should use special certified seed potatoes that come from virus free farms. If you use potatoes that you have just bought at the supermarket, then you may introduce problems into your garden.

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