Whether you need bright blossoms to liven up your lawn, a relaxing water feature to add some interest, or comfy garden furniture to enjoy on sunny days, Newquay Garden Centre has it covered.
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The only way to savour the superb taste of new potatoes is when you dig, prepare and cook them yourself; all in the space of a few hours. In order to do this, you need to grow your own!
There are three main types of seed potato; first earlies, second earlies and the main crop. each seed potato is planted at a different time in the year depending on when you want to have the crop and the type of potatoes that you want to grow.
You can plant your seed potatoes from February to early March depending on what variety you choose to plant and where you live in the UK. The first earlies produce a smaller potato, commonly called new potatoes, and the maincrop produce a bigger potato, suitable for jacket potatoes etc.
Start off by chitting or sprouting your early potatoes – an easy way to do this is to stand them on end in an egg box and place in a bright cool frost-free place.
You can start growing potatoes in containers under cover for a very early crop.
If your greenhouse is unheated, protect your potato containers / grow bags with horticultural fleece on cold nights.
First early varieties available at Newquay Garden Centre are:
Second early varieties available here are:
Maincrop varieties available are:
Newquay Garden Centre also stocks a selection of Salad crop seed potatoes, these include:
For more information on growing your own potatoes read our blog post here.
An onion set contains little onions that have not been allowed to mature. The main advantage an onion set has over seed grown onions when planting it is at a more advanced stage so will grow at a quicker rate and are more reliable in cropping.
Onion sets available at Newquay Garden Centre are:
Varieties of shallots available are: