Seed potato supplier selection.

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Kleftiwallah

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Seed potato supplier selection.
« on: November 23, 2020, 17:43 »
How do you go about selecting which supplier for your seed potatoes?  We normally go to our favourite garden centre where you can buy 1 or 100.  But I had very good results from a company that sent seed spuds (as a second crop) through the post?

murie_r@seedpotatoesdirect.co.uk

Cheers,  Tony. :)
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Re: Seed potato supplier selection.
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 17:50 »
I ordered mine from here, they have free p&p
https://www.jbaseedpotatoes.co.uk/delivery-information

The ones I bought from the garden centre last year, didn't do very well  (but that may have just been the weather) but decided to go back to JBA again for next years.
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Re: Seed potato supplier selection.
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 18:09 »
we usually buy our late potato seed from Moles Seeds have done for years but there very late sending there seed catalogue this year i like to order our seed potatoes well in advance for February  delivery

we also buy our early seed potatoes from our local garden centre because you can help yourself to what variety you want for both size and quantity the same goes for onion sets and shallots

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Re: Seed potato supplier selection.
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2020, 09:17 »
Thanks for those comments,  stil at 6s & 7s. ::)

Cheers,  Tony.

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Re: Seed potato supplier selection.
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2020, 11:07 »
I'm another fan of JBA, I've bought quite a few over the years and never had any problems, but always had good crops!

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Re: Seed potato supplier selection.
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2021, 15:09 »
I ordered my seed potatoes from JBA this year for first time, I selected delivery date as 15 Feb 2021, the order has been processed but not arrived yet, is this normal? I don't want to contact them unless I have to really as I know they must be busy.

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Re: Seed potato supplier selection.
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2021, 15:31 »
They do make a point of not sending them out when the weather is very cold, so they won't freeze before they get to you. I'd leave it for a while before you start to worry ;)

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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2021, 15:36 »
They do make a point of not sending them out when the weather is very cold, so they won't freeze before they get to you. I'd leave it for a while before you start to worry ;)

Thanks for that mumofstig, I'll leave it for a week or so.

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Re: Seed potato supplier selection.
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2021, 22:12 »
got our delivery from jba last week good service and price [recommended by mos]
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Re: Seed potato supplier selection.
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2021, 22:37 »
 Local GC for me. Again loose spuds so I get what I want and as many as I want and get  to pick them so all good spuds and a very reasonable price along with supporting a local business.
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Re: Seed potato supplier selection.
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2021, 10:43 »
Local GC for me. Again loose spuds so I get what I want and as many as I want and get  to pick them so all good spuds and a very reasonable price along with supporting a local business.
Garden Centres not open here in Wales, can't even buy gardening stuff from Home Bargains, Wilko ot supermarkets all cordoned off. Don't understand it, but those are the rules here i suppose  :(

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Re: Seed potato supplier selection.
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2021, 10:51 »
They do make a point of not sending them out when the weather is very cold, so they won't freeze before they get to you. I'd leave it for a while before you start to worry ;)

Thanks for that mumofstig, I'll leave it for a week or so.

All good now managed to negotiate JBA web site and found tracking number, out for delivery, even shows on a map where it is, so expecting in the next hour :)



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