Find all Garden Centres and Nurseries in Ireland.

Please fill in your town or name of the garden centre:

Latest tweets

Today it is Thursday 19 October 2017.
You are located in Unknown

Earth up container-grown potatoes

7 April 2015

Earth up container-grown potatoes to keep them growing on strongly for your earliest-ever crops. Potatoes form tubers along their roots underground, so the more root the plant grows, the bigger your harvest. Adding more compost as they grow also keeps tubers buried deep underground: if they form too close to the surface and light reaches them they'll turn green and inedible.

After you've planted your two or three seed potatoes and covered them with a few inches of compost it will be just a few weeks before sturdy green shoots are thrusting up above the surface. Once they're about 15cm high, if you're using potato bags roll up the sides a few inches before adding more compost.

Use a 50:50 mix of general multi-purpose compost and a nutrient-rich soil-based compost such as John Innes no. 3, and carefully bury the shoots in compost until just the top leaves are showing. Then repeat as the plants grow, earthing up every time the shoots grow another 15-20cm, and watering generously throughout. Keep them warm – a cool greenhouse or sunny spot on the patio is ideal – and you'll be tipping out your first crop of delicious new potatoes by the end of next month. 

Follow Us

Garden Centre Guide Ireland on Facebook

Garden Centre Guide Ireland on Twitter

IS YOUR GARDEN CENTRE ALREADY ON THE GUIDE?

Is your garden centre or retail nursery already listed on the Garden Centre Guide? You can get a free listing which includes a link to your website. You can also publish promotions, job positions and opening times on your own page. It's all for free so don't wait and sign up today!

Click here to signup for your free listing.

The Garden Centre Guide is proud to be member of the Garden Centre Association Ireland.

Write your review and earn € 25,- !

Write a review of your local garden centre and win € 25,- ! We give away a prize each month. The more reviews you write the more times you'll enter the draw! Share your personal shopping experience at your garden centre with our other visitors so they can decide to visit your favourite garden centre - or another retailer if your review isn't positive at all. Don't wait and write your review: find your local garden centre on the Garden Centre Guide and add your review!

Garden centre chains

On the Garden Centre Guide you can find information of the biggest garden centre chains in Ireland. Click on the chain for more information:

Please visit this page for more information about garden centre chains in Ireland.

Garden Connect

Is your website as good as your business? Garden Connect offers Garden Centres the best e-marketing solutions :
- Complete dedicated websites
- E-newsletters for your customers
- Reward & Loyalty schemes
- Garden Centre Guide
 
Read more on www.gardenconnect.com or contact us at info@gardenconnect.com for more information.