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Posted: 05/10/2012 at 15:50

Hi 4771, I normally grown Kestrel as a second early which do very well and Cara as a maincrop which roast beautifully. Always seem to get a good crop with Cara and this year was no exception. Not necessarily huge quatities of potatoes per plant but really big potatoes and yummy yummy yummy. Once you find some you like, plant those as your staple but then choose another variety as a test, that way you get a crop of those you know you like and who knows you could be surprised and find other varieties to your taste.

Allotment Dilemma

Posted: 04/10/2012 at 08:50
Unfortunately there are only 2 plots on the whole site that are 7.5 rods (I don't know which other or why & there are approx 200 plots). Part of me thinks give up the 2.5 cause its hard to cultivate as there is a massive tree on one side and it floods every year but the other part of me is really annoyed that the committee just impose their rules & expect you to comply. I'm going to have to give this some thought. Thanks for your responses.

Allotment Dilemma

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 17:16

Thanks MuddyFork. I was originally told that the plot I've got could only be 7.5 rods due to a brook running at the back of it but I haven't got that in writing and the person next to me has extended his to the full 10 rods, that's probably where they've got the idea from. Any idea how I approach them with this?

Rust and Garlic

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 14:49

Hi Kes, I always plant the whole bulb, about now, in a deep pot in the greenhouse until it shoots and the roots are starting to come out of the bottom. I then separate each clove and plant them outside over the winter. I get a really good crop of decent sized bulbs, they still get rust but I think because they've had a really good start they reach a decent size before the leaves need chopping off, by then I've harvested them anyway. It works for me, you never know it might work for you.

Allotment Dilemma

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 13:39

Hi guys, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but here goes: The site I have an allotment on is due to become self-managed. One of the new rulings that the new committee (they're the same old committee just with new powers) is trying to impose is that plots can only be 5 or 10 rods, which is fine for newcomers, however, they wish those current plot holders who don't conform to their new ruling to change their plots. I have 7.5 rods which was issued to me from the council, I didn't ask for this size I was just given it and was very grateful and I love it. I am now being told to either give up 2.5 rods or take on a further 2.5 rods and obviously the rent that goes with that. I don't wish to take on the extra space and I also don't want to lose any of my current plot. My question is: can they do this to existing plot holders? Does my agreement/contract with the council mean anything now. Any help will be appreciated.

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