Unfortunately the ticketing arrangements for the Sergeants’ Mess panto (Oh yes it is!) have changed this year so Terry won’t be able to obtain tickets for people. Apologies for any disappointment.
The 2018 Kings Seed Catalogues are now available. Please speak to Terry Johnson (Plot 18) if you want a copy and for details of how to place your order.
Deal RMA is presenting another of its hugely popular Sergeants’ Mess pantos this New Year – this time based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Terry Johnson (Plot 18, Allotment plot map) will be able to offer some tickets for sale in October. If you are interested in buying any, please let him know.
The seed potatoes that the association is offering for sale (details here) are even better value than they first appeared to be.
We mistakenly said they were £2.50 per 2kg bag but in fact they are just £2. Apologies for the error.
Here’s a chance for you to buy your seed potatoes for next year at a bargain price.
The association plans to bulk buy the seed potatoes in 20kg sacks and sell them on to members in multiples of 2kg. Nine varieties will be on offer at a cost of just £2 for a 2kg bag.
The varieties we are offering are:
Casablanca – a white-skinned potato with a creamy flesh. Each plant produces a good crop of tubers. They are good for boiling and steaming.
Duke of York – renowned for its excellent flavour. It is good for boiling and general use.
Pentland Javelin – a very popular early with oval, white-fleshed tubers and a great flavour. It has low blight resistance but high resistance to both scab and eelworm. It is a good for boiling, salad and general use.
Kestrel – an exhibition quality, high-yielding, very tasty potato. It produces long, oval tubers with white flesh. It has high blight resistance, moderate scab resistance and is also slug resistant. There is no discolouration when cooked. It is suitable for chips, baking and general purpose.
Charlotte – probably the best salad potato available. It produces a good crop of flavoursome long, oval, pale yellow tubers. It has high resistance to both blight and scab. It is good for boiling and, in particular, for salad use.
Marfona – produces a good crop of large tubers which store well. It is suitable for a wide range of soils. It is good for baking, boiling and general use.
Sarpo Mira – an excellent all-rounder. A very vigorous grower, it produces a huge crop of tasty, floury potatoes.
Cara – a high-yielding, good general purpose potato.
King Edward – a good general purpose potato of excellent cooking and eating quality.
If you want to buy any of these seed potatoes, please place your order with Terry Johnson (plot 18 Allotment plot map) by November 1. You must pay Terry when you place your order. The minimum order is 2kg of any one variety.
The next committee meeting is on Wednesday September 6. If there is anything you would like members to discuss please email the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
The environment group, Deal With It, is holding one of its regular Seedy Saturday seed and plant swaps on Saturday at the Landmark Centre. Full details here.
The next plot inspections will take place in the first week of September.
At the request of several members of the association a workbench has been built. It is housed in the gents’ toilet but can be carried outside if required.
Thanks to Brian Maidment and Ken Hill for the materials and to Dave Ward, Ron Barton and Terry Johnson for building it.