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Green tomatoes

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:49

Make green chutney

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:48


? Do you remember what return you had on the different varieties and how big they were and whether you had many holes in them

I sowed 6 different types and had a very mixed return so Im trying to plan for next season

1st earlies

20 Foremost....Small and not many

20 Rocket........Small to medium and not many


25 Kestrels......Some medium to big and quite a lot

25 Wilja............Poor crop and quite a few had holes


20 Pentland Crown.....Poor crop and many with holes

22 Maris Piper............Small and not many




Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 15:05

Onions and sprouts and mushrooms and garlic and chilli powder and mashed potatoes done as Bubble and Squeek in a frying pan and served with tomatoe sauce on top

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 15:02

Noexpert.......and thank you for your advice as well and best wishes to Gods Own Country

I play skittles with a lovely bunch of Irishmen every week !!

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:55

6 x 4 foot only

I only have in total one sack full from planting about 150 tubers !!

I tried 6 varieties of spuds and I was dissappointed with the returns so I will just try new potatoes and sweet potatoes next season as it seems too much trouble to do a big store of spuds

Thank you for your advice as usual Dove

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:41

I suppose I can try the shed in the garden but wont that attract Ratty

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:35

Dove.....good to hear from you again

Where do you store yours to keep them cool please ?

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:33

Kestrels   2nds  Pulled 28/7 and sacked 5/8 with 1/4 inch long sprouting

Foremost  1sts  Pulled 2/7  sacked  3/7   4inch sprouting

Wilja  2nds   Pulled and sacked August   1/2 inch long sprouting



Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:10

I placed my pulled spuds in sacks back in August and in the last two weeks they have started to sprout

They are under the stairs in the sacks in the dark

? Any suggestions as to why and what to do if anything

New Raised Bed

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 11:58

The local fox seems to like the smell of the new compst and has tried to bury a garden glove and a hazel nut was placed right inthe centre of the raised bed

Strange things happen on allotments

Unfortunately we found a dead fox last week

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