Plant Sarus banks on vegetables to beat the crunch

Yorkshire-based nursery Plant Sarus showed their new ready-planted vegetable patio range on a colourful stand at Four Oaks this week.

Plant Sarus' Patio Harvest range - photo: HW
Plant Sarus' Patio Harvest range - photo: HW

The range includes peas on tripods and 6-packs, hanging baskets and pots up to 7.5L of potatoes, rhubarb, peppers and tomatoes.

Managing director David Massey said he was “so confident that next year will be ‘the year of the veg’ that he took an extra stand at the show to promote the Patio Harvest concept.

He said despite the talk of recession and a ‘credit crunch’ that his company were always looking to seize new opportunities and aimed to “change things to accommodate the market”.

Plant Sarus sales director Brian Armstrong said the patio range was trialled this year in garden centres and multiples.

“It worked so we have decided to extend the range we had available. We have offered patio strawberries for some time but have now trebled the variety. It’s bringing together the patio concept and the interest in veg and the good life.”

Armstrong  added: “Seeing peas in a hanging basket, trailing down, they look just right and are ideal for picking.”


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