Early Spring Veg

These veg need to be planted before spring is fully underway, some as early as February. See product details for planting information

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  • Charlotte (Salad/Second early Variety)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    A classic salad potato
    This salad potato is high yielding with long, yellow tubers and waxy, tasty flesh. It will provide you with an excellent crop of delicious salad-sized potatoes that will store well. This variety has good blight resistance.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Charlotte

    In the kitchen: This variety of potato is suitable for boiling, mashing, steamed or sautéed.

     

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Feb/Mar 2021 through to April/May. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Potatoes need a bit of depth, you can grow them in the ground, raised bed or in a deep planter. These should be planted in spring. If you receive them in Feb/Mar, it is best to chit them before planting out in late March/April. If received in April/May you can plant straight away without chitting.

    For earlies we recommend planting 30cm apart with 40-50cm between rows and for second earlies and main crops we recommend around 40cm apart with 75cm between rows.

    When to harvest: Earlies are usually ready when the flowers open and Maincrops are ready when the leaves have died. Look for these telltale signs to know when your spuds are ready, and then doublecheck by carefully scraping away the earth with your hand or a trowel to see that they’re a good size for harvesting.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Pink Gypsy – Organic

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    Attractive and Unusual!

    Pink Gypsy is a maincrop variety that has pink skin and white spots surrounding the eyes on the oval shaped tubers, they are prized for its distinct multi-coloured skin, resistance to disease, flavour and adaptability to colder climates.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Pink Gypsy (Organic)

    In the Kitchen: It is excellent for baking, roasting and mashing due to its fluffy white flesh.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Feb/Mar 2021 through to April/May. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Potatoes need a bit of depth, you can grow them in the ground, raised bed or in a deep planter. These should be planted in spring. If you receive them in Feb/Mar, it is best to chit them before planting out in late March/April. If received in April/May you can plant straight away without chitting.

    For earlies we recommend planting 30cm apart with 40-50cm between rows and for second earlies and main crops we recommend around 40cm apart with 75cm between rows.

    When to harvest: Earlies are usually ready when the flowers open and Maincrops are ready when the leaves have died. Look for these telltale signs to know when your spuds are ready, and then doublecheck by carefully scraping away the earth with your hand or a trowel to see that they’re a good size for harvesting.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Setanta (Organic/Maincrop Variety)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    A fantastic potato to grow!
    Setanta is a new Irish variety of potato with the ever-popular Rooster as one of its parent lines, which has been acclaimed for its high resistance to blight. Yields are large with beautiful oval red skinned tubers with creamy yellow flesh.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Setanta (organic)

    In the kitchen: It is excellent for roasting, baking and chipping owing to its high dry matter.

     

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Feb/Mar 2021 through to April/May. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Potatoes need a bit of depth, you can grow them in the ground, raised bed or in a deep planter. These should be planted in spring. If you receive them in Feb/Mar, it is best to chit them before planting out in late March/April. If received in April/May you can plant straight away without chitting.

    For earlies we recommend planting 30cm apart with 40-50cm between rows and for second earlies and main crops we recommend around 40cm apart with 75cm between rows.

    When to harvest: Earlies are usually ready when the flowers open and Maincrops are ready when the leaves have died. Look for these telltale signs to know when your spuds are ready, and then doublecheck by carefully scraping away the earth with your hand or a trowel to see that they’re a good size for harvesting.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Shallot Set ‘Golden Gourmet’

    £3.99
    Pack of 20 (approx)

    A quick and easy way to grow shallots

    This is a very high yielding shallot producing a petite golden brown skinned bulb in September and October which will store well throughout the winter.

    Number of sets per pack: Approx 20

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Feb/Mar 2021. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in early spring approx 10cm apart in pots, containers, raised beds and any traditional veg patches. Make sure the soil/compost has good drainage.

    When to harvest: When the leaves start to turn yellow you can check to see if they are ready to harvest. You may be able to tell if they are ready from the crown of the bulb peeping above the surface of the soil. If not, carefully dig one or two up to have a look with a hand fork.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Arran Victory (Organic Heritage/Maincrop Variety)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    This potato is worth the wait
    Arran Victory was first grown in 1918 and requires a longer time to produce than more modern varieties. You are rewarded though with beautiful blue, almost purple potatoes. It’s one of only two blue varieties still available for general growing and is still regarded in Scotland as the late season premium potato.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Arran Victory (organic)

    In the kitchen: It has excellent flavour and is perfect for producing supreme mash or roast potatoes.

     

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Feb/Mar 2021 through to April/May. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Potatoes need a bit of depth, you can grow them in the ground, raised bed or in a deep planter. These should be planted in spring. If you receive them in Feb/Mar, it is best to chit them before planting out in late March/April. If received in April/May you can plant straight away without chitting.

    For earlies we recommend planting 30cm apart with 40-50cm between rows and for second earlies and main crops we recommend around 40cm apart with 75cm between rows.

    When to harvest: Earlies are usually ready when the flowers open and Maincrops are ready when the leaves have died. Look for these telltale signs to know when your spuds are ready, and then doublecheck by carefully scraping away the earth with your hand or a trowel to see that they’re a good size for harvesting.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Bambino (Organic Salad Variety)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    Produces high yields of baby potatoes

    Small, smooth oval tubers with cream flesh with good flavour and smooth waxy texture. Good resistance to eelworm, scab and blight. These are a great choice for the home veg gardener.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Bambino (organic)

    In the kitchen: Great for salads

     

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Feb/Mar 2021 through to April/May. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Potatoes need a bit of depth, you can grow them in the ground, raised bed or in a deep planter. These should be planted in spring. If you receive them in Feb/Mar, it is best to chit them before planting out in late March/April. If received in April/May you can plant straight away without chitting.

    For earlies we recommend planting 30cm apart with 40-50cm between rows and for second earlies and main crops we recommend around 40cm apart with 75cm between rows.

    When to harvest: Earlies are usually ready when the flowers open and Maincrops are ready when the leaves have died. Look for these telltale signs to know when your spuds are ready, and then doublecheck by carefully scraping away the earth with your hand or a trowel to see that they’re a good size for harvesting.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Duke of York (Heritage/First Early Variety)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    A Rocket Gardens Favourite

    A long running heritage variety of early seed potato, Duke of York potatoes have yellow flesh and are oval in shape. A really delicious variety, perfect for salads.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Duke of York

    In the kitchen: Great for salads

     

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Feb/Mar 2021 through to April/May. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Potatoes need a bit of depth, you can grow them in the ground, raised bed or in a deep planter. These should be planted in spring. If you receive them in Feb/Mar, it is best to chit them before planting out in late March/April. If received in April/May you can plant straight away without chitting.

    For earlies we recommend planting 30cm apart with 40-50cm between rows and for second earlies and main crops we recommend around 40cm apart with 75cm between rows.

    When to harvest: Earlies are usually ready when the flowers open and Maincrops are ready when the leaves have died. Look for these telltale signs to know when your spuds are ready, and then doublecheck by carefully scraping away the earth with your hand or a trowel to see that they’re a good size for harvesting.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Maris Bard (Organic First Early Variety)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    A Rocket Gardens Favourite

    Maris Bard seed potatoes are one of the best varieties that we grow here at Rocket Gardens. Maris Bard produces high yielding crops of a good even size and, for many years, was the leading first early for maturing the fastest.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Maris Bard (organic)

    In the kitchen: This variety of potato is best suited to boiling and early salad use.

     

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Feb/Mar 2021 through to April/May. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Potatoes need a bit of depth, you can grow them in the ground, raised bed or in a deep planter. These should be planted in spring. If you receive them in Feb/Mar, it is best to chit them before planting out in late March/April. If received in April/May you can plant straight away without chitting.

    For earlies we recommend planting 30cm apart with 40-50cm between rows and for second earlies and main crops we recommend around 40cm apart with 75cm between rows.

    When to harvest: Earlies are usually ready when the flowers open and Maincrops are ready when the leaves have died. Look for these telltale signs to know when your spuds are ready, and then doublecheck by carefully scraping away the earth with your hand or a trowel to see that they’re a good size for harvesting.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Nicola (Salad Variety)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    Nicola is a dream potato for the amateur gardener.

    Bred in the early 1970s Nicola is a relatively new salad type – perfect for eating with the skins on. Beautiful thin smooth skin they have too, very clean looking spud.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Nicola (please note, due to availability, this is not an organic variety as advertised in our catalogue)

    In the kitchen: Excellent steamed/boiled and served hot or cold in salads.

     

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Feb/Mar 2021 through to April/May. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Potatoes need a bit of depth, you can grow them in the ground, raised bed or in a deep planter. These should be planted in spring. If you receive them in Feb/Mar, it is best to chit them before planting out in late March/April. If received in April/May you can plant straight away without chitting.

    For earlies we recommend planting 30cm apart with 40-50cm between rows and for second earlies and main crops we recommend around 40cm apart with 75cm between rows.

    When to harvest: Earlies are usually ready when the flowers open and Maincrops are ready when the leaves have died. Look for these telltale signs to know when your spuds are ready, and then doublecheck by carefully scraping away the earth with your hand or a trowel to see that they’re a good size for harvesting.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Orla (Organic/First Early Variety)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    Well suited to organic growing
    This variety is well suited to organic growing due to its blight and disease resistance. This yellow skinned beauty has supreme flavour and texture.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Orla (organic)

    Can be grown in: Potatoes need a bit of depth. You can grow them straight in the ground in a raised bed, or in a deep planter. Find out more about growing potatoes in our growing guide below.

    In the kitchen: Good for boiling and roasting.

    Plant out: March – April

     

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Feb/Mar 2021 through to April/May. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Potatoes need a bit of depth, you can grow them in the ground, raised bed or in a deep planter. These should be planted in spring. If you receive them in Feb/Mar, it is best to chit them before planting out in late March/April. If received in April/May you can plant straight away without chitting.

    For earlies we recommend planting 30cm apart with 40-50cm between rows and for second earlies and main crops we recommend around 40cm apart with 75cm between rows.

    When to harvest: Earlies are usually ready when the flowers open and Maincrops are ready when the leaves have died. Look for these telltale signs to know when your spuds are ready, and then doublecheck by carefully scraping away the earth with your hand or a trowel to see that they’re a good size for harvesting.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.