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    I was wondering when garden centres have seed potatoes? None round here have any yet, will they be there from December?

    Also, does anyone reccomend buying from any certain place, be it catalogue or shop?

    Ta muchly!!

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    Bit early yet Jenegade! Usually well into the new year before you see them for sale!
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    I'm off to get all mine from a Potato day in January - can't wait.


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    Hello Jenegade, December will be very early for seed potatoes and it might be later than that before you can find any.
    They hold a Tattie Fayre in Dunblane (January I think) where you can buy seed potatoes. It's very good if you want to buy some in small quantities to try a particular variety.
    But think about this. You live in Scotland and that's where all the seed potatoes come from as they are disease free. If you bought supermarkets potatoes from a Scottish grower (look for grown in Tayside on the bag) you would be safe enough if you can find the variety you want. I never grow maincrops, they are so cheap in the shops. I go for early potatoes - better for price and flavour.
    Might see you at Dunblane.

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    Most of the Scottish garden centres start to stock them in the new year.
    We are starting to send potatoes down to Devon and Cornwall next week and then everyone wants them.
    Garden centre's are wanting them a week earlier every year now to beat their competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenegade View Post
    I was wondering when garden centres have seed potatoes? None round here have any yet, will they be there from December?

    Also, does anyone reccomend buying from any certain place, be it catalogue or shop?

    Ta muchly!!
    and if you only want a few of some varieties, then i can highly recommend tattiemans website....i'll be getting mine from him in the new year when i get back from Oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwirach View Post
    and if you only want a few of some varieties, then i can highly recommend tattiemans website....i'll be getting mine from him in the new year when i get back from Oz.
    Cheers for that it is nice of you to say.
    Hope you have a good time over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tattieman View Post
    Most of the Scottish garden centres start to stock them in the new year.
    We are starting to send potatoes down to Devon and Cornwall next week and then everyone wants them.
    Garden centre's are wanting them a week earlier every year now to beat their competition.
    Our local garden centre looks like Santa's Grotto just now so I suppose they won't have anywhere to display them until after Crimbo!
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