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Red potatoes

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 07:17

Rooster are a different potato to Red Bliss - totally different parentage.  They're both red-skinned potatoes - that's the only similarity.  The flavour and cooking qualities may be very different.

The photo and passage quoted by Kitchen gardener above is from an Epicurious article about potatoes available in supermarkets in the USA and not very relevant to varieties grown in the UK as they are different.

I've posted the link as the author of copied work should always be attributed - see the Terms & Conditions and Code of Conduct below.

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 06:59

You need permission from the owner of the beach to remove seaweed, even if it's not growing. 

The owner may be the local council, the National Trust or an individual.  Many beaches are protected e.g. SSSI etc and the seaweed forms an important part of the ecology of the area.

Don't go removing it without permission.

No need to 'bump' a thread if you've posted on it.


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 22:08
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

... We actually had too much cake! ...


That's what happens when Verdun doesn't turn up!

Brilliant result BL - well done

  See you in the morning folks - sweet dreams ...

Name this flower!

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:49

Poached Egg Plant - Limnanthes douglasii

The garden centre had the wrong breakfast menu!!!


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:36

Rose identity

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:35

Have a look on here there's a helpful search facility down the left hand side

or contact them with a photo and details and see if they can help you narrow it down.

Good luck

What are these bugs in the pond?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:28

I think the tadpoles will develop more quickly when the weather warms up

what have I dug up?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:24

Sleep well and have sweet dreams tonight

I've got bees

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:19

I'm sure they'll be very happy with you Nut

Our neighbour had two nests in his roof last year - no problem for him and good pollination for our plants

what have I dug up?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:56

I wouldn't be worrying   It's just fungus helping with the decomposition process of the tree stump.  The ground is full of it, but we don't often see it.

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