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I have just tried growing your Victorian colossal pea, with fantastic results. We have a small garden and my wife found these thinking we would get more for the same space as the 'normal' peas. Problem is they are so heavily laden with pods they are tearing from the support frame and I have had to tie them up with soft string. A problem that is very welcome. I have just sown more in the greenhouse to plant out for a later crop. I have also tried your coloured carrots but too soon to try, but I will be ordering more seeds and greater variety in the future. Best wishes
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I have just tried growing your Victorian colossal pea, with fantastic results. We have a small garden and my wife found these thinking we would get more for the same space as the 'normal' peas. Problem is they are so heavily laden with pods they are tearing from the support frame and I have had to tie them up with soft string. A problem that is very welcome. I have just sown more in the greenhouse to plant out for a later crop. I have also tried your coloured carrots but too soon to try, but I will be ordering more seeds and greater variety in the future. Best wishes
Jeff Norris, Ashington, Northunberland

Potato Tuber 'Home Guard'

Image of Potato Home Guard
Image of Potato Home Guard
Image of Potato Home Guard
Image of Potato Home Guard
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Solanum tuberosum 'Home Guard'

  • First Early.
  • First introduced in 1942.
  • A very early variety with a fantastic flavour and good scab resistance.
  • A good all rounder perfect for steaming / boiling, baking, mash, roasting, frying and sauté.

Supplied as 1 Kg (to the nearest potato) of certified seed potatoes.

Available from APPROXIMATELY February 2020

1 or more £1.95GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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This first early variety was first introduced in 1942 and was grown by Jeremy Shirley's father in the late 1940s - the Dad's Army days!

Home Guard is a superior potato of excellent flavour that does not go floury like some varieties, making it an excellent boiling potato. Both the skin and flesh are pure white.

High-yielding and with good resistance to scab, which explains why this popular wartime variety found huge commercial success - and has continued to remain one of the gardener's favourites since WWII.

  • Chit tubers by placing 'eye' face up in egg boxes or shallow trays and standing in a warm light location.
  • Once small green shoots (or chits) appear move to a cooler location for a few weeks before planting out.
  • Best planted out mid March-April. Later plantings will be fine but yield may be smaller.
  • Dig trenches approximately 5" (12 cm) deep and 2 feet (60 cm) apart.
  • Press tubers into the base of the trench 12" (30 cm) apart with chits facing up and cover with soil.
  • Water in and keep the crop well watered in dry spells.
  • When the haulm (top growth of the plants) reaches 9" (23 cm) earth up around the plants leaving just the top 4" (10 cm) showing - repeat again later if required.
  • Potatoes should be ready for harvest approximately 10-15 weeks after planting.

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Available from APPROXIMATELY February 2020

1 = £1.95
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3 = £1.85
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5 = £1.75
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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
Potato Tuber 'Forest Gold'
Potato Tuber 'International Kidney'
Potato Tuber 'Nicola'
Potato Tuber 'Pentland Javelin'

Recipes

Leek & Potato Soup Recipe
Serena's favourite soup recipe - and one she is famed for among our friends. A gorgeous autumn and winter treat that freezes well.