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'Best Compost For Potatoes'

Top 10 crops for pots

…1. Potatoes The humble spud is perfect for growing in containers - and great fun to harvest too! Early and second early potatoes give the best results in containers, producing lots of delicious new potatoes. Grow potatoes in patio bags or if you are on a tight budget you can even use old compost

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer session 21st March 2014

compost is best to use for growing potatoes in containers. The light, airy structure is perfect for easy root growth and tuber formation. When growing potatoes in bags and containers it's best to feed them every other week with a balanced liquid fertiliser or work in some slow-release potato

Four Favourite Varieties | Gardening for Beginners

…Growing potatoes just got even easier - there's really no digging required when you use these handy re-useable planters! Fill a potato planter to a third full with compost and pop your seed potatoes into the surface, as they grow add more compost until the bag is nearly full to get the best crops of…

Plants for Containers | Plants for a Purpose

…in multipurpose compost although for perennial plants and shrubs its best to use a loam-based compost such as John Innes No. 2 or 3. These are heavier than multipurpose composts, lending stability to long-term container plants and they also retain water well. Use ericaceous compost if your container…

Top 10 tips to prepare your garden for spring

…colonies sheltering for the winter. If you still haven't cleared last year's pots of summer bedding then do this now and be on the look-out for the white vine weevil larvae, which live in the compost and feed on plant roots. Destroy any you find and be prepared to treat for vine weevils this year,…

Buy Plants, Seeds, Fruit Trees & Seed Potatoes

compost is best to use for growing potatoes in containers. The light, airy structure is perfect for easy root growth and tuber formation. When growing potatoes in bags and containers it's best to feed them every other week with a balanced liquid fertiliser or work in some slow-release potato

How To Grow Sweet Potatoes In The UK

…your own sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are traditionally grown in warmer climates but don’t be put off. New, hardier cultivars mean that now you can grow sweet potatoes in the UK. Follow our sweet potato growing tips for bumper crops in a cooler climate. What are sweet potatoes? Despite its…

Top recycling tips for the garden

…Quick Links: * Gardening for Beginners * 'How to' Gardening Guides * Gardening Video Library Old CD's are great for scaring away birds as they glint in the sun. Use up old egg boxes for chitting your potatoes. Old tyres are ideal for turning into raised beds or compost bins. Written by: Sue…

Top 10 easy to grow vegetable plants and seeds for beginners | Top 10 flower, fruit and vegetable guides

…the summer for a succession of crunchy, colourful crops. 3. Potatoes A really fun crop to grow! Plant potatoes during late February and March in potato bags that are only part filled with compost. When the green shoots begin to appear above the soil, simply cover them with more compost. Repeat this…

How to Sow Small Seeds | Thompson and Morgan

…* Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide * Vegetable Plants * All Vegetable Plants * All Other Vegetables * Artichokes *…

How to grow amaryllis bulbs

…good idea to re-pot amaryllis bulbs for continued good displays. Amaryllis bulbs grow best in small pots so don't be tempted to re-pot into a larger pot. After flowering, from January to March, remove the bulbs from the compost and gently remove as much compost as possible from around the roots,…

How to grow Hyacinths

compost can be used for growing hyacinths in containers - for short term displays use multi-purpose compost and for longer term displays use soil-based compost such as John Innes No.2. Lightly work some slow-release bulb fertiliser into the compost surface in early spring to help feed your bulbs for

Planting Hanging Baskets, Flower Pouches & Containers

…peas, and dwarf beans. When growing strawberries in hanging baskets, incorporate a slow-release strawberry fertiliser into the compost for the best crops. Herbs suitable for hanging baskets include parsley, basil, sage, chamomile, chives, marjoram, sorrel and thyme. When lining a vegetable basket,…

How To Grow Blueberries

…* Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide * Vegetable Plants * All Vegetable Plants * All Other Vegetables * Artichokes *…

How To Grow Strawberries

…patio. For a 12" hanging basket it's best to only grow three or four strawberry plants so they don't compete too much for light, nutrients and water, which will ultimately reduce cropping. Incorporate some water-retaining granules and slow-release strawberry fertiliser into the compost before…

How to grow tomatoes

…Suncherry Premium Tomato Roma Nano Tomato The Amateur Tomato Alicante Tomato Brutus Caring for your tomato plants Tomatoes need a lot of water and feed to get the best fruit. Water little and often for the best results. Feed your tomatoes with a general liquid feed until the first truss has formed…

What to do in the garden in March

…(sprouting) seed potatoes on delivery. * • Towards the end of the month plant your chitted early potatoes outside in the ground. If you don't have enough space for growing potatoes on your plot, why not try potato growing kits for your patio? To find out more growing potatoes in bags or in the…

How to Control Weeds in your Garden

…* Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide * Vegetable Plants * All Vegetable Plants * All Other Vegetables * Artichokes *…

How To Grow Courgettes

…bottom would be ideal). Fill pots with a quality multipurpose compost, high in organic matter. For the best results when growing courgettes in pots, plant in incredicompost®, mixing in incredicrop® prior to planting up. Caring for your courgettes Plant out early sown plants under cloches or frames…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 18th October 2013

…and light levels falling now, potato plants will start to struggle. It's probably best to wait until next year, planting from March onwards. As potatoes and tomatoes can both suffer from the fungal disease blight, it's best to start with fresh containers and compost if possible, particularly if your…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 14th October 2011

…soil-based compost such as John Innes No. 2 or 3 to fill your containers rather than multi-purpose compost. Every 3 years you will need to either pot up the honeysuckle to a larger pot or prune the roots and place the plant in fresh compost. Feed the honeysuckle annually for the best flowers and…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 5th August 2011

…On the other hand if the compost you used was old or had previously been used for planting something else, your potato plants may have been lacking in nutrients. When growing potatoes in bags and containers it’s best to feed them every other week with a special potato fertiliser which has the…

How To Grow Garlic

…is ideal for roasting. * 'Early Purple Wight' is one of the earliest autumn planting varieties and is ready to harvest in May. Softneck This type of garlic does not produce a flower stem and will store for much longer than the hardneck varieties. See below for our pick of the best softneck…

How To Grow Lavender

…plants are best replaced. How to use Lavender In the kitchen, Lavender makes an interesting flavouring for cakes and other recipes. You can even make delicious lavender sugar for adding to biscuits, sorbets, jams or jellies. Add Lavender flowers to vegetable stock and create a tasty sauce for duck,…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 4th April 2014

…* Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide * Vegetable Plants * All Vegetable Plants * All Other Vegetables * Artichokes *…

How to Grow Carrots

…the ground - ideal for patios and balconies! It's best to choose a container at least 20cm (8in) deep to allow the roots to grow. Choose small or early varieties of carrot such as 'Parmex', 'Mini Finger', 'Mokum' or Chantenay types such as 'Supreme Chantenay Red Cored'. Any compost can be used when…

How To Grow Herbs

…if space is limited. Place them outside your back door for easy harvesting when cooking! Choose relatively deep pots, especially for large shrubby herbs such as Bay trees and Rosemary. The best compost to grow herbs in is loam-based compost such as John Innes. Feed your pot-grown herbs regularly…

How To Grow Rhubarb - Growing Rhubarb

…* Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide * Vegetable Plants * All Vegetable Plants * All Other Vegetables * Artichokes *…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 22nd August 2014

for potting up into individual pots and growing on. Best of luck with them, Joanne; and good luck with your house move. * Cat Miles * Hi Sue, is there a rule of thumb re sowing seeds? Do we use seed trays and 'prick out' or cells then pot on? Also do I need to Vermiculite or just use the compost to…

How to Grow Chilli Peppers

…* Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide * Vegetable Plants * All Vegetable Plants * All Other Vegetables * Artichokes *…

How To Grow Raspberries

…care not to bury the canes) or apply a balanced fertiliser and then mulch with compost to help keep the roots moist in dry weather. As well as feeding raspberries it's important to water them during dry weather for the best cropping. You will find that raspberries produce 'suckers' along their root…

How to Grow Oca (New Zealand Yams)

…harvested tubers are exposed to sunlight (tubers do not go green like potatoes). This process also sweetens the taste. Planting Oca Tubers The small tubers are best planted individually in a 15cm (6") pots of multipurpose compost during April. As they are frost tender they should be grown on in the…

How to Grow Peas

…* Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide * Vegetable Plants * All Vegetable Plants * All Other Vegetables * Artichokes *…

What to do in the garden in July

…moist. * • Use grass clippings as a mulch around potato plants to stop tubers near the surface from turning green. Alternatively earth up your potato plants as they grow. If you're growing potatoes in bags, gradually add more compost until the bag is full. * • Control slugs to prevent…

Facebook questions jan 21st

…continue to plant seed potatoes up until the end of May if heavy soil is a problem. There are so many potato varieties to choose from but for first early potatoes I would recommend 'Rocket', 'Lady Christl'  and 'Pentland Javelin'  for reliable crops. For maincrop potatoes I'd recommend 'Desiree' …

Winter Hanging Basket Master Class

for your garden this winter in 10 easy steps. Let our expert, Michael Perry (our Product Development Manager) guide you with his helpful video and top tips in creating your best winter hanging displays. Michael's Top Tips for Basket Success 1. Don't cut corners with compost; always buy the best