Fire and Water

As a sign that winter is approaching the water on the site will be turned off on Saturday September 30.

Fires can be lit from October 1 but only after 4pm. They must, however, not be left unattended and please take into consideration weather conditions which could allow fires to have an adverse effect on our neighbours.

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Oh yes it is!

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.

 

Seed Potatoes

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:

First Earlies  

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.

Second Earlies

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.

Main Crop

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.