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04/03/2013 at 15:51

Well known only to you I suspect-I need proof that such a seed potatoe ever existed or such a crop was produced.

Can you do that-with a link jon cob?

04/03/2013 at 16:45

That story reminds me of a post on the old BBC site, methinks jon cob maybe related to ' Grid Gardener' or other nom de plume.

04/03/2013 at 16:51

Surely that cannot be the case?-I wonder if they know each other?

04/03/2013 at 17:21
What varieties are people growing this season? I've started to chit my first earlies (Charlotte) and have some Picasso on order as a main crop. Not yet decided if we're going to be growing any others yet, but we're going to be growing in large containers as they seem to crop better and it makes it much easier to harvest.
04/03/2013 at 17:27

I'm just growing Charlotte. Grew them for the first time last year on daughter's advice and they were great. Cropped early as new potatoes, left them in the ground and they got bigger through the summer and dug the last ones in Jan. First they were firm and waxy, then they got more floury so that by autumn and winter they did for chips, mashed and baked. They are chitting at the moment.

04/03/2013 at 17:31


Netherfield wrote (see)

That story reminds me of a post on the old BBC site, methinks jon cob maybe related to ' Grid Gardener' or other nom de plume.,50138.0.html

Jon Cob aka Plainleaf aka Colin Bowcock Fan aka The Big Cob aka Grid Gardener 

04/03/2013 at 17:35
04/03/2013 at 19:01

Fab Dove and Geoff - thank you!

05/03/2013 at 05:55

Jon cob - read properly - I did not mentiion preaching, it was Geoff, referring to Colin Bowcock Fan.

However, as you so rightly point out - "facts are facts" - QED 

05/03/2013 at 07:07

I've just read all the quoted forums, LOL, definitely one and the same, but what I really wonder is, where on earth did he go to school, he must have spent his time looking out of the window during English, Spelling and Maths lessons!

05/03/2013 at 07:09

He lives in the US and English is not his first language.  I believe he grew up in Israel.

05/03/2013 at 07:32

Ah, he lives in the US, that probably explains it, I've heard everything is twice as big there . Actually, I think that due to his bragging, he doesn't have many friends and uses these forums to get some attention, have to feel sorry for him really.

05/03/2013 at 08:49

Jon Cob-or whatever you real name is

Just  so you understand-if you were a genuine person there would be no need to keep signing in under different names-I  think we all now now what pleasure you get out of forums-just causing disruption- which in your warped world is pleasure

I realise you are now wetting youself because someone is reacting to you but I can play this game all day long -this is just a warning to others not to interact with you and you pathetic comments.

Have a nice day

05/03/2013 at 08:54


Can do this all day long

05/03/2013 at 09:05

gridgardener-bed time now

05/03/2013 at 09:11
I'm trying spuds for the first time this year ( though I've had very reasonable results from ones that appeared spontaneously, presumably from peelings in my compost!) I've got some Sharp's Express chitting away, how many shoots should they have before I plant them out?
05/03/2013 at 09:14

For 'Sharpes' I usually leave 3 chits and rub any others off, good choice a very tasty potato.

05/03/2013 at 12:11
Thanks for that...looking forward to harvest!
05/03/2013 at 13:30

I grew a load of different varietites last year, 2 earlies, 2 second earlies, 2 maincrop & charlottes.  The charlottes did the best.  I had to lift all very early as I got blight, but the biggest crop came from the Charlottes & they lasted way longer than the others.  I saw an Ulster spud in one of the GW recommends so I'm gonna try and get hold of it.  Am defo gonna grow Charlottes again, but I'll try leaving them in the ground longer this year.

06/03/2013 at 07:17

Most of us share information about our garden Jon cob, some of us post photos.  Care to share your garden with us ?

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