‘Dig for victory’ (or potatoes) in your allotment or garden with these Home Guard Seed Potatoes, first introduced in 1942 during the Second World War.
Home Guard Seed Potatoes are well known for their early harvest and consistent high yield. They can be harvested between June and July.
- 2kg bag of Home Guard Seed Potatoes (approximately 20 tubers)
- British grown Seed Potatoes
- A heritage variety
We recommend planting First Early potato tubers, such as Home Guard, outside from March onwards, 10cm deep and 20cm apart in a line. Leave at least 30cm between lines to allow growing space.
Prior to planting, encourage Seed Potatoes to sprout by placing them on a cool, bright windowsill for 4-6 weeks. This process is known as ‘chitting’ and will help prepare the potato tuber for going in the ground.
Once planted, ‘earth up’ the potatoes by drawing the soil up around new shoots to protect them from frost damage and prolong the growing time. Earthing up also protects developing potatoes from sunlight which causes them to turn green and poisonous. Keep potatoes well watered during warm weather.
When ready to harvest, cut back haulms (plant stalks) to ground level before gently lifting the plant up with a garden fork.
Carefully remove the potatoes from the plant and wash well before use in the kitchen.