Spray fruit trees and bushes with a winter wash. Choose a calm day to do so.Make sure that your greenhouse heating is working.Prune apple and pear trees.After strong winds, check and if required,...
Place seed potatoes in trays and keep in a frost-free and light position, this will encourage the tubers to sprout or ‘chit’. Try not to damage the sprouts when planting. They may however be planted directly into the ground foregoing ‘chitting’.
FIRST EARLY: PLANTING TIME: Late March. SPACING: 30cm between potatoes, 60cm between rows and 15cm deep. HARVEST: June or July. SECOND EARLY: PLANTING TIME: Mid-April. SPACING: Same as First Early. HARVEST: July or August. MAIN CROP: PLANTING TIME: Late April. SPACING: 38cm between potatoes, 75cm between rows and 15cm deep. HARVEST: September-October.
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(Main Crop) Tubers have distinctive shallow red eye. Very high resistance to tuber blight. Wonderful, floury texture with yellow flesh. Use for baking, roasting, boiling, chips and mash.
Casablanca (replaces International Kidney)
(First Early) White skinned, round-oval tubers. High yielding. Use for boiling, mashing, roasting, baking & chipped.
(Second Early) Creamy flesh. Easy to grow. Good all rounder. Stores well. Ideal for salads.
(Main Crop) High yielding. Flesh pale yellow and waxy. Good all round cooking qualities. Resistant to drought and slugs.
(Second Early) Light yellow skin, light yellow flesh. Firm, moist texture. Ideal for boiling, wedges and baking.
(First Early) Round in shape, white skin, white flesh, good for early lifting. Use for salads, boiling and baking.
(Second Early) Oval-shaped with purple eyes and yellow flesh. Use for boiling, baking, roasting, mashing and chipping.
(Main Crop) Kidney-shaped, cream flesh, slightly mealy. Good for all uses.
(Main Crop) Red skins with light yellow flesh. Excellent eating quality.
(First Early) Oval-shaped, good flavour, waxy white flesh, grows best when chitted first. Use for salads, boiling and baking.
(Main Crop) Oval-shaped. Pale yellow slightly mealy flesh. Good cropper. Good for all uses.
(Second Early) Cream skin, cream flesh. Firm, waxy texture. Use for boiling, wedges, roasting and mash.