: January 30, 2011
annual potato festival held at Brent
Knoll garden centre
to Sanders Garden World in Brent Knoll over the weekend (January
29th and 30th) were able to learn all about spuds and the benefits
of growing them during the centre's annual Potato Weekend.
Peter Burks, General Manager of Sanders Garden World, said: "This
is the 10th year we have run our Potato Weekend and each year
it keeps getting bigger and better."
"We had at least 50 varieties on show and our team of horticultural
experts were on hand during the event to give visitors lots of
During the weekend, there was free information on selecting, planting,
caring and harvesting potatoes.
Peter added: "Its very rewarding growing your own potatoes
and once you have tasted your own home-grown, freshly harvested
spuds you will understand how amazing it is. Fresh potatoes are
also packed with vitamin C and are very good for you."
"Dont be put off if you dont have a veg patch
or allotment. Potatoes can easily be grown in containers in a
small garden, backyard or on a patio. It is possible to grow a
decent crop of spuds in containers with minimal care required.
Plant the potatoes in early spring and a few months later youll
be eating tasty spuds."