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Garden Centres

Technical Support
 
Did you know that we offer technical support on our product during office hours?  If you have a query regarding any of our varieties, please contact Miriam on 01738 584109.
 

Store Guidelines

Arrival: The seed tubers, coming from our specialised, low temperature stores into warmer garden centres, will start to respire. As a result, the packaging and even the seed potatoes may feel quite damp on arrival. It is best to remove the seed potatoes from the packaging and allow air circulation as soon as possible following receipt. The seed potatoes will dry naturally and will not be adversely affected.

Location: If possible, place the seed potatoes near doors, as a cool draught of air really helps.

Stock Rotation: Ensure that stock is rotated when shelves are replenished. Put new stock to the back of the display and pull remaining seed potato stock to the front of the display, where they will get more light and better air circulation.
 
 
 
Complementary Products
 
Plant labels: Helps to identify different varieties. Once the foliage has died, gardeners donít want to forget which varieties they planted.

Containers: The bigger the better, as potatoes need room to grow! 4 seed potatoes can comfortably be planted into a 50cm diameter container.

Compost: Good multipurpose compost is ideal, particularly if gardeners want to grow their seed potatoes in containers or raised beds.

Jute sacks: Gardeners can harvest their seed potatoes into natural jute sacks, which are ideal for seed potatoes, as the natural fibres allow the potatoes to "breatheĒ, keeping the crop in good condition.

Garden Fleece: Protects the crop from frosts which may occur from October onwards.

Mini Polytunnels: Protects the crop from frosts which may occur from October onwards.

Garden Shears: To cut any blight-infected foliage before it spreads to the potatoes. Blight happens Ė itís worse in warm, humid conditions but it can be prevented and controlled and itís certainly not a reason to avoid growing potatoes!

Also consider: Watering cans, garden tools including spades, forks and trowels, fertiliser, herb seeds or plants (parsley, chives and mint are the favourites, but itís all down to taste).