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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Tasty Spuds Reply with quote

In preparation for next years "what to grow list" I have been tasting spuds.
Aldi, Tesco and Lidle had a good variety of organic pops since late summer .
We boiled, baked, roasted, fried and mashed um and the top of the list so far is the Marfona, mashed or just boiled it needs no butter just a pinch a salt and yer off .
Any one care to share yer fav spud and some info on growing, storing and cooking same .

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red Duke of York. Lovely flavour. Think I mentioned that before.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lidl in Donegal had organic red potatoes in last week - never seen them in the North. Thought we would give them a try, had them as jacket spuds with ham and our Brussels sprouts. The skin was a bit tough, but very tasty, lovely flavour spuds - 'Robinta', never heard of them, but am considering saving some to try next year.

Other, all time favourites are Charlottes - freshly dug, boiled and served with a little sea salt and a lot of butter. As Homer Simpson would say 'aarrghglaga'.

BTW sprouts were good too. I put their sweetness down to to an application of 'Remin' last Spring.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you allowed across the border or did you sneak in through the back field at night?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up two blight resistant varieties from Aldi Carolus and Vita Belle, I have a batch of both stored in peat for the spring. For the Red Duke of York, I'm keeping an eye on Fruit Hill Farm they sell out of seed early but I'm hoping to get a few .
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sue, I picked up a bag of Robinta's at Lidl to day . Will cook half and if they pass the mash test I'll store the remainder .
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We were at a quiz during the week and a question came up that instigated some debate.

'When is the traditional date in Ireland for having the spuds sown'?

So I'm in with Paddys day along with virtually everybody else. Quizmaster answer is Good Friday, a movable date. Comments please.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:02 am    Post subject: Getting the spuds in Reply with quote

I have a friend who plants a lot of spuds, he always plants the week following Paddy's Day . My ground is not ready yet , soil too wet to work and the nights still too cool .
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always thought it was Good Friday - the thinking behind that was ( I think) whatever goes into the ground on that day 'rises' soon after. Shocked Very Happy

Of course you could go with the old gardener's rule - if it's warm enough to sit bare bummed on the soil, it's warm enough to sow any veg! Think I will stick with the 'roundtuit' - I'll sow the taters when I get around to it. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer the "bare-bummed rule", I think.

Then if late frosts burns your "little darlings", you can always say "That was a right bummer!" Smile Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch! Rolling Eyes
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