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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: New allotment Reply with quote

Just got Keys for my New allotment in Tyrrelstown.
I got 100 sq m. €100 per year.
water on site and loclked gate and security fencing.
was hoping for 200 sq m
going to plant

SARPO AXONA (MAINCROP) ORGANIC spuds
Organic

A very floury variety, no need to add butter or milk when mashing, high yields and good storage potential. As well as good blight resistance, it seems unbothered by slugs, wireworms and viruses generally. Axona and Mira should be your first choice to grow organically.


Demand for Sarpo varieties continues to rise as a result of its great taste and excellent blight
resistance. However we are having difficulty keeping up with demand, therefore we strongly advise you order early, to be guaranteed supplies for the coming season. Sarpo are distributed
exclusively by Mr Middleton.
http://www.mrmiddleton.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=271&category_id=54&keyword=SARPO&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=2
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best of luck with the new allotment, I went for the more traditional varieties of spud this year, hopefully I wont pay dearly for it later on !
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spuds not bothered by slugs and wireworm?

The wireworm go through the spuds and the slugs then get in and ruin the spud. I think the spud has no choice in the matter.

Have a great time with your new allotment, hope the weather only gets better from now on.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

presumably they dont like the potato?? i got sharpo mira for my new plot. so im hoping for a good result....
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I grew sharpo mira last year an had no problem with them.

A lot of the older varieties at very prone to blight
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I HATE floury potatoes. How anyone can eat them is beyond me. Crying or Very sad

Personally I prefer the Cultra variety. Usually grown in North Co. Dublin. Very Happy

Anyway, I wish all the best with your new allotment. Keep us up to date with what you're growing. I hope you're an experimalist type of allotmenteer. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you boil floury potatoes like British Queens tend to turn to mush.
not very nice. They are Ok if mashed.
I prefer to bake them.
Roosters are very floury but then to stay intact when boiled.

I am going to plant maize ,carrots and put in some Cat mint to deter rats that seem to be a problem near the allotments.

Sarpo Mira
http://varieties.potato.org.uk/display_description.php?variety_name=Sarpo%20Mira

Cultra
http://varieties.potato.org.uk/display_description.php?variety_name=Cultra

good info on potato varieties
http://varieties.potato.org.uk/menu.php?
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