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- 05-02-2007, 06:07 PM #1
Is anyone else having trouble finding "loose" seed potatoes in garden centres and nurseries this year or is it confined to Pembrokeshire?
[Yes I know Pembs. new potatoes are superb, but I get a buzz from rooting around in my plot then munching on freshly cooked taters less than 30 mins later.]
I like to grow a few of several different varieties so even 1kg is too much and I object ot paying post and packing for mail order. (sorry this is becoming a long rambling rant)
- 05-02-2007, 06:12 PM #2
I know that I'm new to this, but here in Birmingham we have an independent garden centre/build centre called Hirons where they sell loose potatoes - I bought 15 Nadine from there the other day which was all I wanted for one row.
You live and learn - I was recommend Hirons by Reg-next-plot which was much better than having to buy a 3kg bag of Rocket from Wilkos which has left me with about 30 chitted rocket seed spud to try to palm off on anyone I know! But you live and learn, eh?
Perhaps you can rope in some chums to split a mail order with?
- 05-02-2007, 06:13 PM #3
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I don't have transport, apart from a pushbike or shank's pony, so the only place I can get seed potatoes is our local hardware/gardening shop. They come in huge bags! However I did get a bag of Pentland Javelin (daughter also has an allotment so we'll share. They wer reasonably priced, but far too many. I then wandered through the town and into Poundland and found they are selling 10 seed potatoes for £1. Not many varieties though, I bought Desiree
- 05-02-2007, 06:15 PM #4
Thinking about it, Wilko do sell v small bags of about 10 spuds in each, but I think that they were quite expensive.
- 05-02-2007, 06:16 PM #5
Hi Compo - where in Pembs are you? I got loose seed spuds at the garden centre beside the pet place on the main road from Pembroke to St ClearsHappy Gardening,
- 05-02-2007, 06:24 PM #6
Thanks for the info, we live near Haverfordwest but we have a friend who lives out that way, so a bit of bribery in the form of home made ginger cookies might be the answer.
- 05-02-2007, 06:27 PM #7
If you want I could pop across the bridge for you. Tell me what you want and I would be happy to get them I live in Honeyborough and travel to Haverfordwest a couple times a week so no trouble.
Last edited by shirlthegirl43; 05-02-2007 at 06:28 PM.Happy Gardening,
- 05-02-2007, 08:17 PM #8
Ahhhh Haverfordwest. I have spent many a happy hour nipping to the Tesco there for the warm Almand Croisants when we have our hols down there near Walwyns Cross
Have a look on Alan Romans site or Tuckers as they do smaller packs (1kg)ntgNever be afraid to try something new.
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