Traditionally sweet potatoes have been grown from ‘slips’, but we supply Super Plugs, well-rooted and actively growing, which give far better results! Our new generation of cool-weather-tolerant, fast-maturing varieties can now be grown successfully from plants in even the chilliest parts of the UK. Simply pot and grow on in a frost-free environment until June, then either re-pot or plant into a sunny spot in the garden and you’ll be harvesting your very own sweet potatoes this autumn! Packed full of vitamins and iron, they can be boiled, steamed, baked, mashed or chipped - delicious! Collection contains 18 plants over the three varieties:
Beauregard - Good crops of medium sized tubers with sweet, salmon-orange flesh.
Bonita - Tan-skinned tubers with a purple cast, and unbeatably sweet, bright white flesh. Perfect for traditional potato dishes. Not available from supermarkets.
Burgundy - Uniform plants producing well-shaped, red-skinned tubers with sweet, burgundy-orange flesh. Not available from supermarkets.
When the plants are received, they should be planted into 10cm pots and grown on in a warm greenhouse or indoors. Sweet Potatoes are not frost hardy so don't plant outside until the risk of frost has passed. When planting outside, position them 12" apart in a sheltered, sunny position, providing a cane or string support. In the greenhouse they can be planted in the border or in large pots. When using a container, fill with good quality soil-less potting compost placing one or two plants per 30cm (12") pot. The ideal temperature would be approx. 22-25°C (72-77°F).
As the plants develop feed two or three times during the growing season with a high potash liquid tomato fertiliser. Keep the compost moist as dry soils will adversely affect the development of the young tubers.
If grown outdoors the tubers should be lifted in September, before the first frosts, and those grown in the greenhouse can be left and lifted in October.
Once lifted they must be cured to set the skins and to allow the sweet flavour to develop further. To do this place them in trays and keep them in a warm room for a week. After this period they can be stored in a dry, cool, frost free place, checking them regularly for any signs of deterioration.
Although not as large as those available in supermarkets which are generally imported from warmer climes, a useful crop can be achieved in a good summer.
Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.
Small items are sent by Royal Mail and larger items by courier. When ordering large items please provide your phone number so that the courier can contact you if necessary.
Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.
Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.
All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.
If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £6.99 will be applied.
We want to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.
Non Standard Deliveries
Northern Ireland, Channel islands, Isle of Man & Isles of Scilly & areas of Scotland with postcodes starting AB30 plus, HS, IV1 to IV40 plus, KA27, KA28, KW1 to KW16, PA20 to PA38, PA41 to PA80, PH10-PH40, PH42 to PH50 and ZE: For orders weighing less than 2KG standard carriage charge applies. Where the weight of the large order is 2k to 10kg the carriage charge is £9.99. Where the weight of the order is over 10kg the carriage charge is £14.99.
Republic of Ireland: For orders weighing less than 2kg standard carriage charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg and above the carriage charge is £14.99.
Other EU countries: We can only deliver packet flower and vegetable seed to other EU countries. The carriage is £4.99 per order.
Very Large items
If ordering any large items marked a surcharge of £5 per item will be applied. These items are also not available to areas and postcodes shown under non standard deliveries. We may need to contact you regarding delivery so please provide a contact number with all orders.
Prices include VAT where applicable.
We reserve the right to contact you and advise an additional charge where necessary and are happy to quote for carriage of specific products to more remote areas. Some items may not be available to all areas.
We reserve the right to revise any carriage charges in the event of carrier price increase or other unforeseen circumstances. We will always advise of the carriage charge before payment is taken.