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Old 20-06-2018, 09:47 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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On 19 Jun 2018 01:37, Janet wrote:
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On 18 Jun 2018 14:31, Bob Hobden wrote:
On 14 Jun 2018 23:05, David wrote:
I was cleaning some Jersey Royals this evening when I started wondering.
I seem to remember in the dark and distant days of my youth that Jersey
Royals had a red eye.
No sign of any now.
Is my memory wrong?

Never seen any with a red eye and the International Kidneys** we have
grown ourselves didn't. (**correct name of JRs)

Wonder what would be the effect of growing International Kidney in a
compost strongly laced with seaweed meal? Anyone tried it?

After I've planted potatoes in the soil I cover the surface with a 6 "
layer of fresh seaweed. (Traditional method in West coast Scotland).

Does the seaweed break down into the soil

Yes,, by the end of the season the thick layer of seaweed has
completely disappeared.

and if so are you building up
a soil heavily based on seaweed.

Seaweed plus home made compost

If so do your new potatoes taste like
Jersey Royals used to?

certainly very tasty :-)