With such appalling growing and harvesting conditions across most of the country this year there are huge shortages of Seed Potatoes, Onions Shallots and Garlic so to ensure you get your first choices it makes sense to get your order in early. Growing your own is even more important now as these products are going to be very expensive to buy in the shops - even local farm shops are having to pay high prices to keep them in stock.
If you like the idea of a very early crop of delicious New Potatoes and you have a greenhouse our Potato Grow Kit with the earliest maturing potato, Swift, will give you just that. Plant it up in a greenhouse in January and you’ll get a tasty crop of First Earlies almost before you’ve planted any outdoors!
When you plant your Potato Kit be aware that although we may have had a disastrous growing year slugs most definitely have not! Their numbers have increased at a phenomenal rate – in fact I think you could safely say that 2012 was The Year of the Slug!
While January will be far too cold for Biological Controls you may have to resort to Slug Pellets to deal with the ones that are lurking in your greenhouse – and believe me they will be in there - so be one jump ahead. Eraza Slug Pellets have a special coating that masks the pellets active ingredient from slugs and snails, making it five times more effective than standard slug pellets – meaning a little goes a long way! It also contains an animal repellent – to reduce the risk of ingestion.
It isn’t just home gardeners that are badly affected either, the poor farmers and commercial growers have had to contend with this horde of sluggy marauders too - adding more insult to injury for the welfare of their poor crops this year!