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Poundland potatoes

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Does anyone know when these will be on the shelves?

Spend a while on the allotment this afternoon, i'm slowly taming the wilderness and I feel I should be chitting potatoes? Would now be too early?

I'm super keen and twitching to sow cauliflower and leek seeds.

Also needing compost and have found poundland as good as any but again, not seen any yet and don't want to spring for more expensive compost. Trying to do it as cheap as possible :-)

Gx
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  • annie123
    annie123 Posts: 4,256 Forumite
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    My poundland tatties are chitting on my window sill :D
    Bought them on Wednesday, only had pentland javelin and Swift in stock and didn't notice any compost in there, lots of spring/summer bulbs and plastic cloche tunnels that would blow away nicely in the wind.

    For £2 I thought I'd try them, but always have great crops with alans romans seed tatties, can't beat them, wilkinsons have come a close 2nd.
  • silvasava
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    My local Poundland have 2 varieties of potatoes & 2 varieties of onions in. Does anyone know if the Poundland ones are any good in containers? I've had a go the last couple of years but not really a great success - I dont have anywhere to put them in the ground (or maybe I'm doing something wrong!)
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  • Rummer
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    Ooooohhhh do poundland have their fruit bushes in yet? There is not one near to me but I love their fruit bushes they have always thrived in our garden with great yields. In fact they have done better than any of the really expensive plants we have bought :D
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  • candygirl
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    Getting excited about starting to garden again:D:D:D
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  • scottishchick27
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    A word of warning, I bought the pound land ones last year and they weren't very good. I also bought some others online and they were so much better so I think I'll buy more expensive ones this year. They had very little taste.
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  • CT19720
    CT19720 Posts: 1,482 Forumite
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    Rummer wrote: »
    Ooooohhhh do poundland have their fruit bushes in yet? There is not one near to me but I love their fruit bushes they have always thrived in our garden with great yields. In fact they have done better than any of the really expensive plants we have bought :D

    I was in Poundland yesterday, and in my local then had rasberry and red current bushes, and a few others types (can't remember what though). I looked at them buy didn't buy as I have nowhere to put one until I sort the garden out a bit more. I did buy their onions though.
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  • Rummer
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    candygirl wrote: »
    Getting excited about starting to garden again:D:D:D

    Oh I am positively giddy about the whole thing :rotfl:
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  • orchidpepper
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    Got some swift potatoes in poundland today, bit small but still excited, can't go wrong for a pound.

    The onions I got last year though all bolted and didn't really come to anything. Maybe I just got a bad batch though as one of the guys from the allotment bought them too and his are belters!
  • new2012
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    I bought the pound land ones last year and they weren't very good.

    I bought onion sets from them and out of the 50 about 20 of them bolted.

    This year I am sticking to onion seeds.

    Although their blood and bonemeal is a bargain compared to the likes of Asda and Dobbies.
  • orchidpepper
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    I actually really want to try Vivaldi potatoes this year but don't want to break the bank to get them, Does anyone know if Wilkinsons get them in?

    Also.......bought stuttgarder (think thats the right spelling) onion sets from the poundshop today, they are a good size and nice and firm, gave the red barons a miss as they were tiny and a bit soft also had no success with them last year. Has anyone tried the Stuttgarders?

    Gayle :-)
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