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Seed Potato 'Charlotte' - Gro Kit

Marshalls

Catalogue Code: 1090-6665

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The Grow-Sack Kit includes Charlotte seed potatoes and is the perfect way to grow potatoes, even if you have little space. Including 1kg of Seed Potatoes, 75g of fertiliser and 1 x Grow Sac.

Key Features

  • Prefers full sun

Pack Contents: 1 x Grow Sack, 1kg of Seed Potatoes & 75g of Fertiliser

Description

The Grow-Sack Kit includes Charlotte seed potatoes and is the perfect way to grow potatoes, even if you have little space. Including 1kg of Potato Charlotte Tubers, 1 Grow Sack & a 75g pouch of feed.

Planting seed potatoes into the well-sized planter is easy. Plus, it enables you to easily locate it either on the side of your allotment, patio, backyard or even on the balcony; wherever is most convenient to you.

To use, simply half-fill the planter with compost and pre-planting potato fertiliser, and plant the seed potatoes from June. As the plants grow, add more compost and fertiliser to fill the planter , water regularly and harvest up to late autumn.

To protect your potatoes from frost damage, cover them with a horticultural fleece when temperatures start to plummet at night. If your planters aren't too heavy, bring them indoors on cold nights and return them outdoors during the day.

As the stems of the potato plants start to develop, earth up the soil around the base every few days or so. This will discourage the edible tubers from greening-up and will prevent them from becoming poisonous.

These potatoes are happiest when planted in full sun.

The kit contains:

  • 1kg pack seed potatoes (approx. 12-15 tubers)
  • 75g potato fertilizer
  • 1 x Potato Grow Sac (50L)

How you will receive your plants:

Selected by our team of experts and sent from our nursery, you will receive seed potatoes in early January in a breathable net bag that can be recycled as for plastic bags. This keeps the potatoes together in a pack that is nice and airy – perfect to keep them healthy while in transit.

Can’t plant straight away?

Ideally, you should aim to start chitting your potatoes (see below) within a week of receiving them, but if this is not possible, store them in a cool, dark place until you are ready to use them.

Planting tips and hints:

Around 4-6 weeks before planting, it’s a good idea to ‘chit’ your seed potatoes, especially first and second early potatoes. To do this, place them in a cool, bright place with most of the ‘eyes’ pointing upwards to allow shoots to sprout. The shoots should be dark green or purple. If the shoots are white and spindly, move the potatoes to a cooler, brighter spot.

Once the shoots are around 2.5cm long, the potatoes are ready to plant. Remove all but the strongest two shoots from each potato.

Planting potatoes in growing bags:

Place the bags in a sunny, frost-free spot. Fill each bag with multipurpose compost up to about 2.5cm from the rim of the bag. Plant between 3-6 seed potatoes in the bag, putting in more seed potatoes per bag will produce smaller potatoes that can be harvested earlier. Planting less give larger potatoes which are harvested later. We have sent plenty of seed potatoes to choose from. You can plant the surplus in the garden and have 2 crops for the price of 1.

Water the bags regularly and feed fortnightly with potato fertilizer.

Harvest first early potatoes in June or July, second earlies in July-August and maincrop potatoes from late August-October once their leaves have yellowed.

Click here to view our full Potato Growing Guide.

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