Potato Growing 101

Discover all the products and advice you need to successfully grow potatoes

Smashed potatoes

Leave the skins on your potatoes with this delicious recipe from Love Food Hate Waste. Smashing your potatoes instead of mashing them not only reduces food waste but means you'll be eating all the useful nutrients from the skin. Try this recipe for fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside smashed potatoes.

Tui Certified Seed Potatoes

The humble potato is a staple on many dinner tables around New Zealand. Roasted, boiled, mashed or in a salad - no matter how you serve yours, they will always taste better dug out of your own garden. Tui Certified Seed Potatoes are available in a wide range of varieties, and are certified to ensure they are true to type and will grow a healthy crop. Certification comes with assurance the potatoes are free from pests and diseases. Plant in garden beds or containers, and harvest a bumper crop of homegrown potatoes this season. Read our Potato Growing Guide to find out how you can grow the perfect spuds. View the list of Seed Potato Varieties here.

Potato Growing Guide

The humble potato is a staple on many dinner tables around New Zealand. Roasted, boiled, mashed or in a salad – no matter how you serve yours, they will always taste better dug out of your own garden. Follow our potato growing guide to plant Tui Certified Seed Potatoes in garden beds or containers, and you'll be harvesting a bumper crop of homegrown potatoes this season.

Tui Performance Naturals Vegetable Mix

Performance Naturals give you all the power of synthetics with a performance that’s 100% natural, just like the garden you’re keeping. So you get outstanding results without adding anything un-natural to your own environment. Good stuff! Our Vegetable Mix is formulated using NatureN, a fast acting natural ingredient, that is super rich in nutrients. Added potassium encourages a plentiful harvest of veggies, while biostimulants and sheep pellets act as a soil and plant conditioner and maximise nutrient uptake. Use throughout your garden beds, pots and containers to create optimum growing conditions for your vegetables. Natural ingredients get great results and that’s got to be good! Performance Naturals. This bag is recyclable through the soft plastics recycling scheme, it just needs to be clean and dry. Learn how to clean and dry your Tui growing media bags here.

Top Potato Tips

Potatoes are a firm Kiwi favourite and a treat on the table from summer through to autumn - consecutive planting means you can enjoy them for months on end. Sweet waxy and delicate, they were almost the best part of the Christmas banquet! Follow our top tips for a bumper crop of tasty homegrown spuds. 

Tui Potato Food

The humble potato is a Kiwi staple on many dinner tables. Roasted, boiled, mashed or in a salad, no matter how you serve yours, they will always taste better dug out of your own garden. Tui Potato Food is specially formulated for home gardens. It contains all the necessary nutrients to give you high yielding, quality potatoes. High levels of phosphorus and potassium promote healthy tuber production and plant growth. Use in your garden beds, and you'll be harvesting a bumper crop of tasty homegrown potatoes this season.

Potato Gratin with Gruyere and Garlic

Every cook has their own way of making this classic dish and usually it involves lots of careful layering. Annabel Langbein has her own ‘free range’ method, where you simply toss everything together.

Tui Performance Naturals Tomato & Vegetable Liquid Fertiliser

Performance Naturals give you the power of synthetics with a performance that’s all natural, just like the garden you’re keeping - good stuff! Our Tomato & Vegetable Fertiliser delivers fantastic results, formulated using NatureN, a fast acting natural ingredient that’s super rich in nutrients. Use throughout your garden, and in pots and containers, to get your tomatoes and veges growing happy and healthy. Our natural ingredients get great results and that's got to be good! Performance Naturals. N-P-K 3.8-0-2 + S + Mg 

Picking your potato variety

You can't beat new potatoes freshly dug out of your own garden! Choose your perfect potato variety based on your harvesting and cooking preferences.