Potatoes!

We bought seed potatoes this year from the potato day held at the Harper Adams University.

1st Earlies

  • Accent
  • Sharpes Express
  • Winston
  • Red Duke of York
  • Maris Bard
  • Casablanca
  • Amandine

2nd Earlies

  • Saxon
  • Bonnie
  • Maxine
  • Kestrel
  • Alouette

Early Maincrop

  • Red Robin
  • Linda
  • Caesar
  • Red Emmalie

Maincrop

  • Jelly
  • Chicago
  • Record
  • Pink Fir Apple
  • Arran Victory
  • Shetland Black
  • Highland Burgundy Red
  • Setanta
  • Carolus
  • Salad Blue

Didn’t mean to go overboard on maincrop but it happened. Oh well, we’ll see what this year brings when it happens!

Looking for right words to complain

I look forward to reading seed catalogues and deciding which varieties to grow. I decided to go with Nickys Nursery for the bulk of this year’s seed order because of their variety on offer of chillis. I ordered other vegetables too… including broad beans.

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The order came quickly but I was furious that this packet of seeds, described on the website shown in the image, had a label saying the seed had been treated with THIRAM. As an almost organic gardener, I find this totally unacceptable. I mentioned this in a gardening group on facebook -the response, just wear gloves when you sow. Surprised at the blasé attitude, I’m sure they’d complain if they ordered peanuts for eating and got sent those not for human consumption but suitable for feeding the birds.

I haven’t yet got round to writing a formal complaint, but they certainly will not be getting any more seed orders from me. DO NOT ORDER FROM NICKYS NURSERY is my advice.