Seed Potatoes we have in stock in 2kg bags:
|Red Duke of York||Pentland Javelin||Charlotte|
|1st Early||1st Early||2nd Early|
|Wilja||Rooster||Pink Fir Apple|
1st Early:- Athlete, Duke of York, International Kidney, Sharpes Express and Organic Collen.
2nd Early: Maris Peer and Organic Bambino
Maincrop: Desiree, Golden Wonder, Kerrs Pink, Maris Piper, Pentland Dell, Organic Sapro Mira
Chit your seed potatoes in egg boxes or shallow trays in a cool light area of about 10 degree celcius to produce a strong, thick sprout, making sure that the potatoes are rose eye upwards, if you want larger potatoes carefully cut out some of the eyes, this will produce larger potatoes but fewer tubers. Chitting should be done six weeks before planting.
Many of our seed potatoes can be grown in Potato Planters or Containers so you don't need to have lots of ground space.
The container should be at least 40 litres holding 3-5 seed potatoes, make sure your container has adequate drainage holes. Add a 15cm/6 inches layer of Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Potato Compost and a sprinkling of Vitax Organic Potato Fertiliser. Place your seed potatoes with the eyes upwards about 5cm/2 inches into the compost and cover with compost, as the potatoes shoots grow cover them with more compost this will stop them from going green also keep the compost moist.
When to harvest depends on the potato variety and once you see the haulms starting to turn yellow and die back. Not all potatoes flower but if they do its best to cut off the flowers so that all the energy is used in growing the potato and not the flower. Earlies should be harvested and used when fresh, Maincrops can be stored for later use. Enjoy!
David Austin bare root roses available - Darcey Bussell and Gertrude Jekyll - English roses; Claire Austin and Falstaff - climbers; Paul's Himalayan Musk - rambler.
Ornamental and Fruit Trees:
Now is the time to start thinking about planting trees - between October and April is the best time. There is a great range to choose from.
Also known as Hellebore or Lenten Rose. An elegant plant providing winter colour.
Keep warm with our logs, Verdo briquettes and burning peat. Delivery available - free within 5 miles, charges apply thereafter.
Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm
For those who can't visit we are happy to send plants by mail.
For further information
01463 741698 or 01463 741365
From Inverness you head west on the A862 then take the A833 to Kiltarlity.
Once through the Village just follow the signs for 'Garden Centre'.