Kershaw's Garden Centre Blog

Do I need to buy Seed Potatoes?

February 2nd, 2015

We are often asked if it is really necessary to spend money buying seed potatoes, in particular by people who have not grown them before. After all there are probably some potatoes in the bottom of the vegetable basket that have just started sprouting. At first sight there is no difference between supermarket potatoes and […]

Potato Competition – ENTRY FORM

January 31st, 2015

Simply Fill out this entry form and drop it in to the Garden Centre Name___________________________________________ Address_________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Phone No_______________________________________   School/Allotment________________________________ Email___________________________________________ (We will email you nearer the entry date to remind you to bring your entry) Class entered – please circle Remember you can enter class 2  even if you don’t manage to […]

How to grow potatoes…

January 31st, 2015

 Equipment you will need • Seed potatoes • 1 x egg box • 1 x plastic bucket or grow in beds in your garden or in potato bags • Compost or soil Instructions  Step 1 Put your seed potatoes into an open egg box with the sprouts facing up.   Place on a windowsill for […]

How many potatoes to grow?

January 30th, 2015

To know how many seed potatoes to buy here is a handy guide that we use here at Kershaw’s Garden Centre: Each seed potato produces around 10 potatoes. (now you know what you have to beat in our great potato competition…) So if you plant a row of 10 seed potatoes you get 100 potatoes. If […]

Potato Growing Competition 2015

January 30th, 2015

A great opportunity for children and adults, new and experienced gardeners alike, to have a go at growing and showing potatoes in a fun and informal competition. Potatoes can be grown in the ground, raised beds or in pots and containers (or a bucket if you wish to enter class 3), so you don’t need […]

This weekend at KERSHAWS…

January 30th, 2015

We are holding our potato festival! At Kershaws we LOVE potatoes, after all they can be roasted, mashed, chipped or baked and are a real summer treat when freshly dug and lightly boiled with mint. We are holding a Potato Weekend on Saturday 31st Jan and Sunday 1st February where you can come along and […]

Seed Potatoes in stock now at Kershaws Garden Centre

January 30th, 2015

We have carefully chosen some of the best seed potatoes on the market, varieties that are both old favourites and ones that are really well suited for growing in the Brighouse area. Choose from Safe haven certified – Jazzy Organic- Maris Bard, Arran Victory, Cara Specials – International Kidney (also known as Jersey Royal),  Mayan Gold,  […]

…and a new gardening year begins!

December 28th, 2014

Calling all allotment holders and vegetable growers New season seed potatoes and onion sets now in stock