Potato Day

We went to Potato Day last Saturday at Ryton Gardens, headquarters of Garden Organic. We came away with many different seed potatoes, some varieties we’ve not grown before. Should be an interesting year then. Shall be putting a page up shortly.
We also went on a tour of the Heritage Seed Library. We enjoyed the talk given by a member of staff and learnt a lot. We also picked up our HSL seed order (dropping it off there too…). Luckily, we got all our first choices as well.
We should visit Ryton again in the growing season. The weather wasn’t too bad, but there wasn’t that much to see. We went there in May and September in 2004! and Pumpkin day in October 2005 (there was an apple tree with blossom!!).

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Organic Gardening Magazine

Managed to track down Organic Gardening Magazine (OG. I had subscribed but let the subscription run out. Found I was reading more avidly when it was a quest to buy the mag. However, it is even more difficult now as Grow Your Own has taken OG’s place on many newsagent shelves. I don’t like the format of GYO, much prefer OG. Have even stopped buying Kitchen Garden Magazine (had subscription to that as well).

Seeds are germinating. Still got room on windowsills as well for more seeds! Been a bit on the chilly side to go to the allotment and do some gardening. Crocuses are still flowering in the front garden, and the daffodils are coming up nicely. Think there may even be the odd daisy in flower in the so-called lawn.