This Patio Potato Growing Selection means that anyone can now grow delicious, fresh potatoes. You don't even need a garden as a patio, balcony or courtyard will do! Just add compost and water and you'll soon be harvesting your first new potatoes.
We have included three popular 'second cropping' varieties: Charlotte, Maris Peer and Nicola, which are all second early maturity salad types with very good flavour:
'Charlotte' - One of the most popular salad potatoes in the UK, the instantly recognisable, oval-shaped tubers can grow much larger than other salad varieties and have a firm yellow waxy flesh. Perfect for potato salads or boiled and dripping in butter.
'Pentland Javelin' - An early variety, producing lots of small, tasty potatoes. Ideal for boiling and also for roasting and baking.
'Desiree' - Creamy-yellow flesh with red skin, great for chips, roasting, jacket potatoes or simple boiling.
These special seed potatoes have been held in cold store until now and will grow rapidly once planted - right up to the end July to give you ‘new’ potatoes through autumn and even up to Christmas.
This is the perfect way to grow your potatoes - no digging whatsoever! The grow-pods included can be used again and again. Dimensions: Height 46cm (18in) x 30cm (12in) square at the base.
Note: Your seed potatoes will need chitting prior to planting. On receipt, stand them in an egg box in a cool, light room so they can begin chitting (shooting). Leave for 3-4 weeks, and short dark shoots (chits) will emerge. Take care not to damage these when handling or planting.
Keep your potatoes well watered as they grow - dry conditions will result in a considerably reduced crop.