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Volunteers Ahoy!

It takes more than a smattering of frost and near Baltic conditions to deter our current volunteers. Thanks to Anne, Gordon and Mike for their efforts today and for making it a barrow load of fun.

Sweet Pea for Remembrance

Dobies have a rather special offer on a present.

It would be very nice to see splashes of these around the site.  Don’t forget, plotters can save 40% when they use our unique GFAA Discount number when ordering.  Pick up your catalogue copy from the Octagon.  Details below.

See also:

Bargain Seeds for GFAA Members

Veggie Gardener Test

Well, am I the only one that got a, ‘could do better’ report?  Who’s willing to post a score?

Gone to Seed Tarland Seed Swap 2018 Update

Planning is underway for the Tarland Seed Swap and Potato Day for 2018.

Most of the boxes of seed envelopes have now been distributed, so please collect some and bring along your seed to the seed swap. Locations are listed on the poster but there will also be a box of seed envelopes at Cruickshank Gardens. Don’t worry if you have not managed to save seed this year, you can still take some envelopes away and try them out.

We have some old favourites plus some new exciting potatoes this year:

First Earlies:
Organic Casablanca 
Organic Maris Bard 
Rocket   

Red Duke of York

Sharpes Express

Belle De Fonteney

 

Second Earlies:
Organic Charlotte 
Organic Maris Peer
Organic Nicola 
Shetland Black

Jazzy

Anya

 

Main:
Highland Burgundy Red

Organic Orla

Organic Lady Balfour

Organic Pink Gypsy

Sarpo Mira 

Organic Arran Victory

Mayan Gold

Mayan Twilight

Pink Fir Apple

Violetta

Ama Rosa

Ratte  

A real highlight is John Marshall, Scotland Potato expert,  who will be giving an introductory talk on “The Potato Story” at 10.30  and then running a workshop on Growing Tips and Diseases, suitable for more experienced gardeners at 12.00.

We really look forward to seeing you all there.

Lizzy

Gone to Seed

One Seed Forward

The splendid, One Seed Forward Project is getting ready for another bumper year.

Plotters wanting to know more or take part can check out the details on their website.

Therapeutic Gardening

Thanks go to Stuart who passed on this link.

With our collaborations with RGU and the Macmillan Cancer Charity, GFAA plotters’ are very aware of the gardening and working out of doors can help lift the spirit.  We were very pleased therefore to be contacted by Virgil Anderson from Houston, Texas, who found us via the web while researching an online article entitled, The Therapeutic Benefits of Gardening.

Virgil’s article makes very interesting reading, pointing up the advantages for people in recovery or survivors, “getting their hands dirty and growing and nurturing plants.”

Follow the link above or the one embedded in our Links page to find out more.

 

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