Potato Record Smashed at Gardening Scotland 2013

The world record for exhibiting different varieties of seed potato was broken this year at Gardening Scotland 2013. Seed potato grower, Ian Barbour from Annan, smashed his previous 2004 Guinness World Record by adding another 84 potato varieties to make a final total of 667 on … [Read more...]



Potatoes, rich in nutrients

Often given bad press due to its association with the humble chip or french fry, potatoes are a fantastic source of vitamins and nutrients. Potatoes are a staple food in the UK, with hundreds of varieties available to the gardener throughout the year. The recipe uses are a varied as the … [Read more...]



Potato grow kits and bags

Potato grow sacks are ideal if you have limited space in the garden and don't want to take on an allotment, or if you simply want to grow a few spuds for fun. Specially designed polyproylene bags are; Lightweight, making them easy to move around the garden or patio to get the most of the … [Read more...]



Patio Potatoes

One of our readers experimented this year by growing potatoes in a tub on the patio.  At the end of August, after the stalks had died back, he emptied out about 8Kg of tubers. Earlier in the year, four seed potatoes were planted at the base of a 20 litre pot Gradually adding compost as … [Read more...]



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