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.
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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:
Organic Maris Bard
Red Duke of York
Belle De Fonteney
Organic Maris Peer
Highland Burgundy Red
Organic Lady Balfour
Organic Pink Gypsy
Organic Arran Victory
Pink Fir Apple
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.
Gone to Seed
Charles Dowding is coming to give a talk at the Phoenix Community Centre at Newton Dee Village on Saturday 3 February.
Many plotters will be aware that Charles has practised his, ‘no dig method’ of growing vegetables for well over thirty years now. In 2013 he moved to a derelict smallholding of one-fifth of an acre and very quickly transformed it into a productive vegetable garden. He documented his efforts on a popular YouTube Channel (he has nearly 50,000 subscribers) and in a series of well-received books.
This link will take you to the Eventbrite Website to make reservations.
If you have been to the site recently, you will have noticed that a full 10 Tonne load of cow dung has been delivered to the Primary School Plot. This is for use in the Community Garden. Please do not use it for other purposes. However, another full load for use by plotters has been ordered and we expect delivery to the top of the site in the course of this month (January).
This second 10 Tonne load will be for the use of all GFAA plotters. In the first instance, please take only a barrow load or two for use on your plot. This is to make sure that everyone gets a fair allocation for a start. More may be available later in the year.
Oh boy. I know it’s early in the year but I think we can be pretty sure that the 2018 Award for Most Intrepid Plotters will go to Sepi and Arshia after they were spotted this week enjoying their impromptu BBQ. By the way, could somebody please organise a quick whip-round to get them both a pair of gloves?