The first of our seed potatoes have arrived at the Sanctuary Point Garden Centre they are Pontiac, Coliban and Kennibec. Other varieties which will follow are Sebago, Dutch Creams, King Edwards and Kipfler. You can store your seed potatoes for a few weeks until they have plenty of eyes and then pop them in a deep pot with just a shallow covering of soil. With seed potatoes you need to add soil to the top as the foliage grows up, once the foliage dies down your potatoes are ready for harvesting.
Our certified Seed Garlic bulbs are in stock now. Garlic is very easy to grow, you just have to ensure the bulbs don’t get too wet which if they do, can cause them to rot.
Spilt the garlic bulb up into cloves, make either furrows or holes in the soil at a depth of around 3-5cm and plant the individual cloves leaving between 10 and 15cm spaces between each clove.
Once the tops start to die off, normally in the Summer, the garlic is ready for harvesting. Remove the garlic bulbs from the soil, keeping the bulb, stems and roots intact. Tie them in bunches and hang somewhere which is dry and airy but out of the hot sun.
An absolute must for every Winter garden, Pansies and Violas bring a deliciously vibrant swathe of colour to even the dullest gardens. Fill up pots and planters, garden beds or hanging baskets to add pops of colour throughout the garden during the cooler and darker months.