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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't that impressed with the taste of the Sarpo potatoes we grew last year. If anyone else has grown Sarpos what did you think of them when you cooked them ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the Sarpos were ok, but I haven't re-ordered them for this year!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i seen a post where someone used old tyres to start the spuds. As he needed to mound up he added an extra tyre to keep the soil in place. it may take a number of tyres depending on the height the spuds grow. i think this is another option i will consider as i can still start the spuds under a makeshift polytunnel. these orla spuds can then be harvested good and early
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive wrote:
I wasn't that impressed with the taste of the Sarpo potatoes we grew last year. If anyone else has grown Sarpos what did you think of them when you cooked them ?


I personally haven't grown them Sive, but one of my friends did and he wasn't impressed with them at all. I tend to stick to the old favourites, Queens and Duke of York for earlies, Roosters and Records for later.

Another friend told me they grew Swifts last year, apparently they are ready for digging in 12 weeks, and they were nice. Might give them a go this year.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you, we really enjoyed our old faithfuls.....Queens, Duke of York, Records etc....don't think we'll bother with Sarpo again.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have finally got some orla seed spuds. They are described as second earlies. I hope to get these out of the ground before the danger of blight gets to serious as I do not intend to spray come what may. Ido not have a polytunnell yet and the ground is realy cold. Any suggestions to get these spuds growing quickly. I am chitting at the moment and have considered covering the area where iI will plant with plastic to try and get some heat into the ground
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case anyone is looking for them, B&Q have Orla potatoes plus maris pipers, they were prettyreasonable price wise too , about 5.99 for 20-25 spuds.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just for a price comparison, I bought 5kg bags of seed potatoes in my local garden centre for a tenner. Obviously the smaller the seed potato the more you will have but I had 148 British Queens for that price, for the roosters it was 50, Records worked out at 70, King edwards were 62, Golden wonders 70 and Duke of york were 96.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:25 pm    Post subject: Organic Potatoes Reply with quote

hi Gardening daddy, that sounds high enough, I grew mine in plastic bags with holes cut out in the bottom - they were probably a similar height, and everything was fine - of course the soil can be used again the next year, if you recycle your organic house material this can be mixed with the soil and a vegetable feed added
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to check out your dates earthway. Gardening daddy hasn't been on here for years. He might come back if he gets the email notification.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gracious me, potatoes must be by this time set back in their original place,
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:45 pm    Post subject: Orla or Sairpos Reply with quote

I grew Orla potatoes last year (2016) for the first time, planted late march, harvested them late June/early July I think, Crop very good, taste pretty good, no sprays, but a lot of the later tubers I dug up got ravaged by small slugs/worms...

I am comtemplating planting Orla variety again and using one of the Nemotode soil sprays this year to stop slugs. Maybe I should consider a different variety, has anyone much experience with Sarpo varieties, as a first/second early? What were results like in repect of crops/flavour/disease or any other varieties recommended?
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