“Established in 2010, Potters Plants was born out of a small family business selling bedding and tomato plants to local people. My Dad (Wilf Potter) has been a keen gardener for some 50 years, selling many varieties of plants lovingly reared from seed at his home nursery in Chesterfield.
I got into chilli’s some years ago, growing several varieties with varying results, but with help and knowledge from Dad I was able to get some good crops, and friends would often ask for the produce ! Being a web developer, it wasn’t long before I had a little website and a eBay page and a few plants listed for sale.
Now in our third year , thriving on the experience from family know how, we’ve got a refined range of sweet peppers, tomato plants and chilli plants available to buy as plug plants from our online shop http://www.pottersplants.co.uk/
We grow our chilli’s organically from seed, in temperature regulated propagators, setting them nice and early so we can make the most of the growing season. Once the seedlings have established, we pop them gently into Jiffy 7 Coco Coir plugs, and grow them on until they have about five pairs of leaves, at which point they are ready for shipping.
We use recycled, recyclable plastic packets which are designed specially to hold the young plant in place, supply light and keep them moist. The packets are small enough to fit through a standard letterbox so you don’t have to worry about waiting in for the postie on delivery day. Simply open the packet, make three holes in your growbag and pop ’em in!
In essence our mission is to give chilli fanatics a head start by doing the tricky germination and supplying healthy, strong young plants which should hopefully produce plenty of delicious chilli fruits, and in the process help reduce some of the impact caused by imported chilli fruits on the environment.
It’s our belief that a home grown fruit tastes a lot better , cost less and just makes you feel all round better about yourself than those on the supermarket shelf !”