Gro Sure Potatoe Gro Kit

 

GRO-SURE POTATO GROW BAG

The perfect way to grow potatoes in even the smallest garden! Kit contains 4 seed potatoes and a strong interwoven Grow Bag with drainage ports and easy carry handles.

Easy way for grow your own newcomers to grow potatoes with no previous skills or experience needed. Will fit on small balcony or patio. Two varieties (King Edward & Charlotte) available.

 

Seed Potatoes – Now in Stock

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Wide range of seed potatoes in store now

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Potatoes are hugely versatile and are a staple ingredient of many meals in one form or another – boiled, mashed, chipped or baked. Freshly dug and lightly boiled with mint or, cooled and eaten with salads ; they just can’t be beaten.

There are numerous ways of growing potatoes.

 

Growing Potatoes

It is vital with early varieties and a good idea with maincrops to chit the seed tubers first before planting; this means allowing them to produce sturdy shoots. Buy your seed potatoes in late January/February and stand them rose end up (the rose end has the most eyes) in egg boxes or similar in a light, frost-free place. The tubers are ready to plant when the shoots are about 2.5cm (1in) long.

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Once planted, when the stems are about 23cm (9in) high, start earthing up by carefully drawing soil up to the stems and covering to produce a flat-topped ridge about 15cm (6in) high. This can be done little and often or in one go.

Newly emerging foliage is susceptible to frost damage. You can prevent this by earthing up the soil around the shoots or by covering them with fleece.

It is also possible to grow them in large containers. Line the bottom 15cm (6in) of the container with potting compost and plant the seed tuber just below this. As the new stems start growing, keep adding compost until the container is full.

Keep crops well watered in dry weather.

A liquid feed of a balanced general fertiliser every fortnight can help increase yields.

 

Spring Flowering Bulbs

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Spring flowering bulbs now in stock

Our spring flowering bulbs are now in stock. Choose from a great selection of daffodils, tulips, crocus, hyacinth, fritillaria, allium, iris, and snowdrops to name but a few! whether you need just a few to fill in gaps or 5kg to make a wonderful display next spring, you can be sure that we have the best range of quality bulbs from Taylors Bulbs and Prims.

About Taylors Bulbs

Taylors Bulbs are the leading supplier of bulbs to the UK garden centre industry. With rigorous testing they maintain and improve the quality of their bulbs through their “Quality Assured” programme. Their products and packaging are designed specifically for the UK garden centre market by their in-house design team. Taylors Bulbs have won 24 gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show.