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Scottish seed potato merchants who supply the UK horticultural market with top quality seed to grow in their gardens or allotments. We supply garden centres and allotment societies aswell as selling direct to the public.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

More Potato Growth updates

What a difference a couple of weeks can make to your potatoes. A wet spell followed by a few days of heat and things have doubled in size.

My exhibition potatoes are doing well in their 17 litre polypots. They were just starting to dry out so I had to water them last week just to keep them ticking over.

The potatoes in the compost bags are doing really well and they tend to retain more moisture in the bigger bags.

Best of all though are the ones in the potato planter bags. They are steaming ahead of anything else and I think the increased ventilation all the way around the bag is certainly helping growth.

As an experiment I have now planted 3 Swift, 3 Rocket and 3 Charlotte in the potato planter bags to compare the crop size of the bags that contain 5 seed potatoes.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Jamieson Brothers Potato Planter Barrels

Here is how well the 5 potatoes i planted in a potato planter have got on last week and this week. I have only topped the bag up twice. I think the secret is to only water once when the shoots pop through and then add 6" of dry compost on top. When the shoots appear again add more water and top up with dry compost.

Potatoes Growing Nicely

Here is an update on the potatoes that I planted in polypots for exhibition use this year. They have grown really fast and now the roots are established into the ground through the holes in the bottom of the bag. A simple and effective system of growing potatoes.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

World Champion potato grower uses JBA seed potatoes

Yet more good news for us here at Jamieson Brothers as world champion exhibition potato grower is now using our highest quality seed potatoes. We would like to wish the Plumb family all the best in their bid for success on the showbench this year.
If you would like to see the type of potatoes chosen by exhibition growers click on the link exhibition potatoes

Saturday, 2 May 2009


Jamieson Brothers are to sponsor many of the potato classes at the NVS shows this year. For more information on the NVS have a look here NVS

Friday, 1 May 2009

Rained Off

Well yet more rain today has stopped planting but we will be back out next week and soon make up for lost time.
It is immpossible to plant potatoes in the rain as all the soil sticks to the machines and does not make a proper bed for the potatoes. Compaction is also another problem with working on wet ground.