Posts tagged: Vegetable Growing

Seed Potatoes

By Paul, 13/01/2016 1:36 pm

We now have our Seed Potatoes in stock now ready for chitting. All varieties are offered loose for sale so that you can select as many or as few as you like, no need to buy 2Kg of all the same variety!! You could choose a selection of varieties and have the best potaoes for each occasion. Seelct from the range of Earlies, Second Earlies, Maincrop and Salad varieties. Growing potaoes is easy and one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow. Great for teaching kids where there food comes from and such a versatile vegetable it is too! If space is limited they can easily be grown in potato growing bags or even just a bucket (remember to make holes first).

We have a great selection of varieties including: Accord, Premier, Foremost, Lady Christl, Rocket, Winston, Charlotte, Kestrel, Saxon, Maris Peer, Wilja, Cara, Picasso, International Kidney (Jersy Royal), Pink Fir Apple and Setanta. These are all varieties that do well in the South West and performed really well in our own bucket tests over the last 2 years.

To chit your seed potatoes put them in trays with the ‘eyes’ facing up and leave them in a cool & frost free, light place but out of full sun. Old egg boxes work really well. The seed tubers will over the next few weeks produce short shoot which give them a growing headstart once planted out. Chitting is not essential but does help to get things going. Planting can commence as early as mid-March but frost protection may be required especially in colder areas and frost pockets. To be safe start planting from mid-April onwards, always keeping an eye out for late spring frosts.

Potatoes are Easy to Grow

Potatoes are Easy to Grow!

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Sowing the seeds of Summer

By Paul, 10/01/2011 3:41 pm

It may seem a little premature but now is the time to start thinking about those summer flower displays and plans for the kitchen garden.  We have a great selection of seeds to cover all tastes and schemes from Kings Seeds.  For those of you not familiar with Kings we find that they not only offer good value for money but also excellent germination rates.  Flowers range from Antirrhinum to Wallflower, including a rage of Sweet peas and Wild Flowers. Vegetables and Herbs from Asparagus Pea to Tomatoes including Oriental Veg. Peas and Beans and Salad leaves. Garlic & Asparagus are available now with Onion sets & Seed Potatoes to follow soon.  Plan now for a bountiful harvest throughout the coming seasons.

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