How many of us remember our grandmothers  giving us blackcurrant drinks in the winter?
Apart from being a really tasty treat, our grandmothers believed that eating blackcurrants was good for our health  – especially in winter – and they were right!
Blackcurrants are packed with vitamin C – an anti-oxidant that helps protect the cells in our bodies from free-radicals, and an essential ingredient for collagen which helps heal wounds.  But perhaps the most important function of vitamin c is its contribution in helping us develop a good immune system.

 

Growing potatoes is great fun – and any hard work will keep you fit and healthy too!
There’s no great mystery to growing potatoes – even if you bury one in the ground in spring and forget about it, you’ll have a lovely crop in a few weeks.
Start with good seed potatoes – as usual our mantra is “quality in = quality out”.  We believe that Scottish Certified Seed potatoes are hard to beat, and our potatoes come from East Lothian farms.  And although I admit that we’re biased, we really don’t think you’ll get much better than these quality local potatoes!

Choose your potatoes for their growing period.
‘Early’ varieties are exactly that – they are planted right at the beginning of the season and produce the first of the new potatoes and they’re such a lovely treat.  ‘Main’ crop varieties are planted later, they’re lifted later, they tend to produce more potatoes and most importantly will keep well to provide you with potatoes throughout the winter-time.

Choose your potatoes for their purpose.
With their light, fresh taste, early potatoes tend to be used for boiling or in salads.  Main crop potato varieties are generally selected for being good bakers, for boiling or for making chips but if you can’t decide, simply choose a good all-rounder.

Potatoes can be grown in the open ground, in containers or even in a strong bag.

If you’d like to download a more detailed guide to growing potatoes, please click here

 

Vitamin Rich Blackcurrents

Packed with Vitamin C

How many of us remember our grandmothers giving us blackcurrant drinks in the winter?
Apart from being a really tasty treat, our grandmothers believed that eating blackcurrants was good for our health – especially in winter – and they were right!
Blackcurrants are packed with vitamin C – an anti-oxidant that helps protect the cells in our bodies from free-radicals, and an essential ingredient for collagen which helps heal wounds. But perhaps the most important function of vitamin c is its contribution in helping us develop a good immune system.

Why bother?

Growing potatoes is great fun – and any hard work will keep you fit and healthy too!
There’s no great mystery to growing potatoes – even if you bury one in the ground in spring and forget about it, you’ll have a lovely crop in a few weeks.
Start with good seed potatoes – as usual our mantra is “quality in = quality out”.  We believe that Scottish Certified Seed potatoes are hard to beat, and our potatoes come from East Lothian farms.  And although I admit that we’re biased, we really don’t think you’ll get much better than these quality local potatoes!

Choose your potatoes for their growing period.

‘Early’ varieties are exactly that – they are planted right at the beginning of the season and produce the first of the new potatoes and they’re such a lovely treat. ‘Main’ crop varieties are planted later, they’re lifted later, they tend to produce more potatoes and most importantly will keep well to provide you with potatoes throughout the winter-time.

Choose your potatoes for their purpose.

With their light, fresh taste, early potatoes tend to be used for boiling or in salads.  Main crop potato varieties are generally selected for being good bakers, for boiling or for making chips but if you can’t decide, simply choose a good all-rounder.

Potatoes can be grown in the open ground, in containers or even in a strong bag.

If you’d like to download a more detailed guide to growing potatoes, please click here