TonyW

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  • TonyW
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    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.

    in reply to: Potato Day 2015 #5719

    TonyW
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    That seems like a pretty good list

    in reply to: Potato Day 2015 #5702

    TonyW
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    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.

    in reply to: What are you growing for the plant sale? #5160

    TonyW
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    and some peppers, Californian Wonder I think

    in reply to: BBC article claims new GM potatoes can resist blight #5151

    TonyW
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    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.

    in reply to: What are you growing for the plant sale? #5078

    TonyW
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    Some Swiss Chard definitely

    in reply to: What apples are you eating? #5067

    TonyW
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    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.

    in reply to: Links to Garden Organic #4967

    TonyW
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    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.

    in reply to: Links to Garden Organic #4956

    TonyW
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    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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    in reply to: Links to Garden Organic #4955

    TonyW
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    OMG – FCFCG! – what fantastic acronym. WTF does it stand for?

    in reply to: Links to Garden Organic #4938

    TonyW
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    Our literature has always said ‘A local group of Garden Organic’ – what exactly is the nature of our relationship with them?

    in reply to: Have your say on varieties for next year's Potato Day #4824

    TonyW
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    Pink Fir Apple and Charlotte get my vote, along with Yetholm Gypsy.


    TonyW
    Keymaster

    Thanks for adding that Hugh, I’ll put it in the events section as well.

    in reply to: Celeriac #4754

    TonyW
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    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?

    in reply to: What new varieties would you like to see? #4734

    TonyW
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    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.

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