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October 7, 2015 at 1:05 pm in reply to: Potato Day 2016 – let us know the varieties you would like us to order. #6176
I vote for Charlotte and Pink Fir Apple. I also tried Jazzy this year which did very well and is a good all-rounder, shame it’s not organic.
That seems like a pretty good list
Charlotte and Pink Fir Apple definitely – it was great to get such nice Fir Apples this year after them being so rubbish for the previous few.
Red Duke of York always go down well.
What about Mr Little’s Yetholm Gypsy? Any sign of them this year? They’ve always done very well for me.
and some peppers, Californian Wonder I thinkFebruary 20, 2014 at 11:35 pm in reply to: BBC article claims new GM potatoes can resist blight #5151
The standard of scientific reporting at the BBC is almost as bad as it’s technology reporting. I hold my head in my hands every time I hear the words ‘Rory Cellan-Jones’.
Media Lens has some very interesting things to say about the state of journalism today. http://www.medialens.org
The only decent journalism to do with food and growing these days is the Food Programme on R4 – and that’s not why it was.
Some Swiss Chard definitely
I’m still cooking my stored Bramleys – gave up on supermarket apples long ago when I couldn’t find an apple that had travelled less than a thousand miles.
Peter’s point about posting relevant GO activities on the website is a good one, the more events we can get on there the better, but again it’s a question of time. I was thinking of trying to find a member who could concentrate on that (full training given etc) and am planning to send out to the membership and see if anyone is interested. I would like to get the planned upgrade to the events system done first, so it will be early next year, maybe after Potato Day.
Seems like joining as a group might be a nice idea – it’s not a huge amount, as long as it doesn’t commit us to doing stuff we can’t or don’t want to do, and as long as it doesn’t affect our lovely, new, ratified constitution.
Is the Heritage Seed Library something we could investigate and push a bit more? Is there an opportunity for group membership of that? It would be nice to be able to offer our members a discounted rate.
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OMG – FCFCG! – what fantastic acronym. WTF does it stand for?
Our literature has always said ‘A local group of Garden Organic’ – what exactly is the nature of our relationship with them?November 4, 2013 at 7:58 pm in reply to: Have your say on varieties for next year's Potato Day #4824
Pink Fir Apple and Charlotte get my vote, along with Yetholm Gypsy.October 2, 2013 at 8:48 pm in reply to: Film about Venezuela's sustainable food programme – 13th Oct #4764
Thanks for adding that Hugh, I’ll put it in the events section as well.
Celeriac is very sensitive to cold when they are small so they need a lot of gentle hardening off before they go out. Maybe they got a bit too cold early on and haven’t recovered?
Described as “An old French salad potato from the late 1800’s that is esteemed for its flavour which further improves on storage. This attractive maincrop variety produces beautiful, long, pale yellow tubers with a firm, waxy texture that is delicious boiled or steamed. Height and spread: 60cm (24″).”
Sounds good – but better than Pink Fir Apple? – you’re not afraid of controversy are you Clive 🙂
Thanks for the tip – we’ll bear it in mind for next potato day.