GR are Winners at the Allotment Flower and Veg Show
Last year we entered the Flower and Vegetable Show at our allotments we won a couple of first prizes due to the fact we were novices and that there were no other entries! This year we were in with the big guys!
Despite a pretty poor harvest this year we managed two first prizes and a second.
Allan also managed to get three raised beds built and ready for planting so our potatoes went in a couple of weeks ago. We are growing Anya, a second early and Maris Piper a late and our Mum’s favourite potatoe, great for chips, roasting and mash.
The symptoms to look out for are white-winged insects about 1.5mm long which fly up in clouds from the underside of brassica leaves when disturbed, flat, oval, whitish-green scale-like nymphs are attached to the lower leaf surface and black or greenish-grey sooty moulds can develop on the upper leaf surface on the sticky honeydew excreted by this pest.