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Ready,'s potato pot time
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Ready,'s potato pot time

The humble spud takes centre stage in January and February when Potato Days are celebrated across the country. It's the perfect time to encourage customers to stock up on seed potatoes ready for Spring planting.


With the Green Basics Potato Pot from Elho, even more people can boil, mash and bake this versatile vegetable straight from their own garden. The Potato Pot makes it possible to cultivate potatoes on a small scale, from even the tiniest balcony or patio, and is a fun way to get young gardeners involved.


The Potato Pot has a clever inner and outer pot design. Place the seed potatoes in the inner pot and follow their progress by occasionally lifting the pot and checking the crop. When they are ready, harvest what’s needed and allow the plant to keep on growing throughout the season. The outer pot keeps fungus and diseases at bay, has drainage holes in the bottom, is UV resistant and retains its colour in full sunlight.


Inspire customers beyond the simple tuber with the Green Basics Moveable Garden - a garden on wheels suitable for many types of vegetables and fruits. Even heavyweights such as pumpkin or aubergine are possible. With integrated wheels, it's easy to move plants into the sunlight or temporarily out of the way.

By combining the Moveable Garden with a Green Basics Grow House, it’s possible to create perfect cultivation conditions.


Handy rotasliders help to regulate air circulation and temperature, and the lid protects seeds and young plants from pests. Specially developed UV filters also protect plants from harsh UV rays.


Green Basics Potato Pot (13-litre) is available in living black, leaf green and lime green at SRP £10.99. Green Basics Moveable Garden (95-litre) is SRP £44.99. Green Basics Grow House Super XXL is £28.34


Information: visit thw website or 07910 212155 (David Nicholson, email).

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