In January 2015, we made a new year's resolution - no more unexplained jargon or technical terms.
With this in mind, we've created a glossary on our website, where you can look things up and to which we've created links from our newsletter. We're just getting started, so if there are terms you think should be included just let us know. €20 gift voucher for the best suggestions at the end of each month. You can join our newsletter here!
Bareroot - Grown in the ground rather than a pot during the year and harvested (taken up) in the autumn or winter, when growth has stopped. For sale without a pot, to be replanted on purchase. Cheaper to grow than potted specimens, therefore great value to buy.
Certified Seed Potatoes - The signage on our seed potatoes says that they are certified. This means that our seed potato crops have been inspected by the Department of Agriculture and certified as disease free. Potato crops can sometimes be disease prone so it's important to start with the healthiest seed possible. Our potatoes are also Irish and come from a specialist potato grower in Donegal. We also stock organic, certified seed potato varieties.
Conifers - needle shaped leaves. Includes trees sized and shrubs.
Deciduous - loses it's leaves in winter, but leaves return each Spring, examples include cherry trees, hawthorn
Early potatoes - Varieties described as first or second earlies mean that these varieties will be ready to harvest before the main crop with the first earlies the first to mature, followed by second earlies, then main crop potatoes
Evergreen - keeps its leaves all year, examples include most conifers*, griselinia hedging, camellias