1kg 'Nicola' Seed Potatoes | Second Early | Salad
1kg "Nicola" Seed Potatoes
First introduced in 1973, the solanum tuberosum "Nicola" potato is a popular salad potato that's a great choice for new gardeners. The long ovular tubers have thin skin, a waxy texture, and creamy yellow flesh. They are excellent boiled, or served hot or cold in salads. The plant is of medium height and perfect for growing in bags or containers on your patio. It is a second early variety and a great choice if you want to grow your own potatoes for Christmas.
- Size: 1kg Bag
- Type: Salad
- Hardiness: Protect Tubers from Frost
- Planting Time: March - April
- Planting Depth: 10cm (4inches)
- Harvesting Time: July - September
- Uses: Boiling, Salad
- Unpack your plants: Preferably straight after they arrive, you should carefully unpack your plants. They may appear slightly tired after their journey, however they will soon perk up again.
- Identify each plant: Each type of plant (but not each individual plant) will be clearly labelled. Lay them out into their respective plant types (such as wild rocket, cauliflower, or peas).
- Provide a drink: The roots of your plants may be dry, so provide all of them with a nourishing drink of water. Ensuring that the roots are stood upright, submerge the roots of each plant for a few minutes in a container of clean water.
- Their position: For the best results, plant your vegetables in a site that receives full sun.
- Soil types: You should always avoid waterlogged soils. This is because they can lead to root rot and compacted surroundings, which will hinder your vegetables’ growth.
- Planting distance: Plant your plugs between 15 - 20cm apart, and keep their stems level with the soil. Each row is best spaced 15 - 30cm away from one another.
- Watering requirements: Water when planting, and also during periods of drought.
- Hardiness: Our trusted nursery staff will attentively care for your vegetables, and only deliver them when it is warm enough for them to be planted in your garden.
Potatoes are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:
- Hardiness: protect the potatoes from frost.
- Planting In Pots: suitable for growing in planters or bags, but make sure excess water can drain.
- Position: plant in the sun with partial shade for best results.
- Soil Types: plant in fertile, well-drained soil.
|Harvest Month||July, August, September|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Supplied As||1kg Bag|
|Supplied As||Bulb Tuber Set|
|Shop By Category||Vegetable Plants|