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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.

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