Seed Potatoes & Onions

Seed Potatoes & Onions

Two of the UK’s and the world’s most popular crops – the hugely versatile potato and onion can be used in a wide variety of different dishes and recipes. Both capable of blossoming at a number of different times – a bumper crop of potatoes and onions could help you create delicious meals every month throughout the year.

Both of these hardy plants are simple to grow and well-suited to UK climates – meaning you’ll get maximum reward for your efforts. The two crops also provide an exceptional introduction to gardening for inexperienced or young gardeners looking to become more actively involved in the garden.

Onion Bulbs 

The huge range of onion bulbs from Capital Gardens are perfect for a whole host of different recipes from winter stews to summer salads. From distinctive red onions to crunchy yellow onions – we stock all the dinnertime favourites.

We also stock more specialist onions such as the Paris Silverskins – ideal for adding to a delicious salad or pickling. With no thinning required, it has never been easier to pick your own silverskin onions.

Potato Seeds

At Capital Gardens, we stock seeds for a huge selection of the UK’s favourite species of potatoes – perfect for boiling, roasting, baking and chipping. Whether you have a preferred potato of choice, or wish to try something new. Ever popular in the UK, Capital Gardens stock seeds for the versatile and delicious Maris Pipers.

If you require any additional assistance when selecting the perfect potatoes for your favourite recipes, or the crops which will best suit the soil type of your garden, Capital Gardens’ Plant People are always on hand in all of our garden centres to answer any questions or concerns. Our three centres are full of passionate, dedicated gardeners, willing to share their experience and skills.

  • ACCORD

    First Early – 2kg

    The ‘Accord’ potato is a first early variety that produces high yields of uniform, oval tubers which look and taste sublime.

    Their creamy white skin and soft flesh is extremely versatile and you can use them for almost any culinary purpose. They are easy to grow and perfect for growing in containers.

    With a good disease resistance to common and powdery scab, it also is resistant to double eelworm.

    The waxy texture of the potatoes means that they are firmer and hold their shape which makes them useful when boiled, steamed, chipped or roasted.

    Plant from mid February to April and the crop will be ready to harvest from June until July.

    £4.99
  • ANYA

    Second Early – 2kg

    The ‘Anya’ potato has a distinct and nutty flavour with creamy and waxy flesh. A second early potato that should be planted between March and May and harvested from July until August- they just over four months from planting until picking!

    The long tubers are easy to grow with an excellent flavour that is even favoured by chefs.

    They have relatively good resistance to common scab and blackleg but can be susceptible to eelworm, blight and powdery scab and are also low yielding- they are certainly worth the effort, just so you can experience the delicious and distinctive nutty flavour for yourself. A very rewarding variety to grow.

    Ensure you choose a sunny position to grow your ‘Anya’ potatoes in fertile and well drained soil. Plant 10cm deep, 30cm apart in rows that are up to 60cm apart.

    £5.99
  • Arran Pilot 1kg Choice

    The Arran Pilot potato is undoubtedly one of the most popular of the early potato varieties among beginner gardeners.

    This variety has a short lived shelf life, but when eaten within a couple of days after you have dug them up, the flavour will not fail to amaze. As they should be eaten immediately after being harvested you should only grow an amount you can eat.

    This variety is perfect for gardeners who have never grown potatoes before. A potato with excellent taste and good boiling properties. The high yields of white skinned tubers have shallow eyes and the flesh is pure white which is tasty enough to eat on its own- simply add a bit of butter.

    Plant from mid February until April, and you will be able to harvest your delicious potatoes only a couple of months after, in June and July. Incredibly rewarding and easy to do, plant your potatoes in a location that receives full sunlight, either in a pot, container or as part of bedding or border.

    Height: 60cm

    Spread: 50cm

    £3.49
  • Arran Pilot 2.25kg

    The Arran Pilot potato is undoubtedly one of the most popular of the early potato varieties among beginner gardeners.

    This variety has a short lived shelf life, but when eaten within a couple of days after you have dug them up, the flavour will not fail to amaze. As they should be eaten immediately after being harvested you should only grow an amount you can eat.

    This variety is perfect for gardeners who have never grown potatoes before. A potato with excellent taste and good boiling properties. The high yields of white skinned tubers have shallow eyes and the flesh is pure white which is tasty enough to eat on its own- simply add a bit of butter.

    Plant from mid February until April, and you will be able to harvest your delicious potatoes only a couple of months after, in June and July. Incredibly rewarding and easy to do, plant your potatoes in a location that receives full sunlight, either in a pot, container or as part of bedding or border.

    Height: 60cm

    Spread: 50cm

    £4.49
  • CARA

    Main Crop – 2kg

    Very high yielding and vigorous variety that produces uniform white skinned and pink eyed oval tubers that have a floury textured white flesh. Blight resistant. Suitable to boil, roast, chip, mash, jackets, make wedges and sauté

    £4.99
  • Cara 2.25 kg

    One of the most popular varieties and known as the ‘King of the bakers’, the ‘Cara’ has an oval- round appearance and pink colouring around the eyes. The moist flesh is perfect for baking and making into chips.

    ‘Cara’ produces high yields, with a long storage life and that are disease resistant- which includes golden eelworm and blight! They withstand drought well and thrive in deep, fertile and moisture-retentive soil. You can improve soils by adding organic matter such as well-rotted root.

    You can plant your tubers in a drill or in individual holes, and be sure to earth them up as they grow.

    Plant in March to mid May, and you will be able to harvest your potatoes from mid August to mid October.

    Potatoes can successful be grown in containers and as part of a bedding or border. When harvesting, lift carefully with a fork as soon as they are ready- the tubers should be about the size of a hen’s egg or more. Flowering often occurs at the time of harvesting, but they may be ready before. Leave your main crop until early to mid-autumn so they establish more and bulk up.

    £4.49
  • CASABLANCA

    First early – 2kg

    Produces heavy yields early on and has a good resistance to splitting. Smooth white skinned oval tubers with a white, floury textured flesh. Suitable to boil, roast, chip, mash and bake.

    £4.99
  • CASABLANCA

    Produces heavy yields early on and has a good resistance to splitting. Smooth white skinned oval tubers with a white, floury textured flesh. Suitable to boil, roast, chip, mash and bake.

    £2.49
  • Casablanca 1kg Choice

    Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, the Potato ‘Casablanca’ produces a delicious crop of beautiful and smooth white potatoes that are ideal for boiling- and the larger potatoes make excellent chips!

    This wonderful variety has an excellent resistance to scab, blackleg and golden eelworm and in just 62 days will produce a delicious edible crop!

    Prior to planting ‘chit’ the seed potatoes- set the out in a cool and bright position, which allows them to sprout.

    When planting in the ground, avoid planting in soil that potatoes have grown for two years in succession, this will reduce the risk of your early potatoes getting diseases.

    Prepare your planting area. Choose a position in full, in moist and well drained soil. Add plenty of well rotted manure.

    Plant in rows with a spacing of 30cm, and the rows should be set 60cm apart.

    When prepared, place your seed potatoes into 10cm deep trenches and cover using soil. Once the shoots reach 20cm mound up the soil around the shoots (leaving only a few cm). Then repeat this process after 3 weeks.

    If you have limited space, grow your seed potatoes in potato bags on your patio. Fill an 8ltr potato bag up to just below the top of the bag, using good quality compost and well rotted manure.

    Put your chatted potato tuber into the compost, being sure that the shoots are pointing upwards, and at a depth of 12cm from the soil surface. Place in a sunny location and keep the compost moist when growing.

    £3.49
  • CHARLOTTE

    Second Early

    Uniform long smooth scream skinned tubers with a waxy, fresh tasting cream flesh that hold their shape well. The classic salad potato. Suitable to boil, steam, roast, chip, use in salads, jackets, make wedges and sauté.

    £2.49
  • CHARLOTTE

    Second Early – 2kg

    Uniform long smooth scream skinned tubers with a waxy, fresh tasting cream flesh that hold their shape well. The classic salad potato. Suitable to boil, steam, roast, chip, use in salads, jackets, make wedges and sauté.

    £4.99
  • Charlotte 1kg Choice

    Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, and a firm customer favourite, this extremely popular second early salad potato variety produces an abundance of pear shaped, yellow skinned waxy tubers. The creamy yellow flesh has first class flavour when eaten either hot or cold.

    Plant your second early potato in crops from March. Prior to planting, prepare you soil by mixing plenty of well rotted manure. ‘Chit’ your seed potatoes before planting- set them out in a cool and bright position until they start sprouting.

    Plant in rows at 37cm spacing, 75cm apart and at a depth of 10cm. Once the shoots reach 20cm, mound up the soil around leaving only a few cm of the shoots showing. Repeat this process after a further 3 weeks.

    If you have limited space, try growing your potatoes in a potato grow bags. Fill an 8 litre potato bag with good quality compost, mixed with well rotted manure. Plunge your chitted potatoes into the compost, with the roots facing upwards at a depth of 12cm. Put your grow bags in a sunny location and remember to water regularly to keep the compost moist.

    £3.49