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Hi I'm JAMES 60 and married with three daughters all left home now, daughters that is not the wife.I enjoy Gardening /Football and working on my Farm.The picture above in the header slot is where i live and work.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

N V S District Meeting

Last Tuesday night I went to my first meeting of the local N V S District Association held just down the road at Endmoor with guest speaker Mr David Hampsey giving a talk on solving your growing problems, it covered most of the usual problems and some that were a bit more in depth but it was certainly enlightening and you always learn something useful. Their was quite a disscusion also as to whether the new N V S policy on not cutting Beetroot for judging was a good decision, on the whole most people thought it to be the right decision but some still do have doubts, personally i think it better that they are judged uncut as was pointed out if you give them a good soaking in salty water any white rings disappear anyway so what the point. The speaker at the next meeting in November is Graeme Watson who will be talking on how he grows and shows his Shallots so that should be interesting. I will just have to make sure i get my hands on some decent shallot stock to try out what i learn next year. Back at home I have decided that i need to move the drums that i grow my long Carrots and Parsnips in for next year as i'm sure that they just don't get enough sunlight were they are at the moment the only problem is that my plot is on a very steep slope and i am faced with having to build quite a bit of retaining wall so as to create a level site to set the drums level on, so that takes care of my weekend .


Veg4Show said...

I had the last 50 shallots from my supplier but you can still get some from suttons. Medwyn normally sells aristocrat every year which are actually imo better than Hative_De_Niort. They are I think actaully a strain of Hative di Niort and look the same but have darker skin finish and more refined. Can't order until catalog is out.

Search shallot not shallots as they won't show up. I had 50 from them last year and they are a decent size, out of shape but produced very nice bulbs.

James (Digtoplant) said...

Thanks for that i have checked out Sutton's and have put an order in so that's one job ticked off.How's things with you is that sand shifted and Greenhouse finished yet.