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Daily Archive: January 26, 2010

Blueberry Darrow

blueberrydarrowI have bought another Blueberry bush to grow alongside our original one. I have chosen Blueberry Darrow from Wiggly Wigglers. They say it bears the largest blueberry known and is a late season, self fertile compact bush. It will be planted in ericaceous compost in a tall pot to stand next to our other one.  

Blueberry Darrow is the largest fruit known, late season, mid to late August, upright compact bush and orange autumn tints.
Self fertile
. information from wigglywigglers.com

Seed Potatoes

I chose Focus to buy the seed potatoes this year and have limited my spending to £10. They look in good condition and I am pleased with the varieties I chose. I plan to chit them on the window ledge and plant from March to April in bags except for the main crop which will go in the ground. We should have a seccession of potatoes to last until late August. I am giving Rob the important task of labelling and planning the harvest.

charlotteCharlotte are salad potatoes which we have grown many times before and have always had a good harvest. They are good for salads, boiling and roasting and will store well. They are great dug up early as small potatoes but can be left in the ground to grow on a little too. I bought two bags of these. They should be ready to harvest in fourteen weeks from planting.

 

 

sharpsexpress

Sharps Express are a first early and are best boiled or steamed. They should be ready to harvest in ten weeks.

Rocket is another old favourite also for steaming and boiling. Approximately eleven weeks to harvest.

British Queen is a second early and are best roasted, mashed or used for chips. They should be ready in thirteen weeks.

Maris Piper is a versatile main crop also good for chips, mashing and roasting. They should be ready to dig in twenty weeks.