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Early July 2014, and blight has been getting busy. You can register with blightwatch on line to see how close it is getting to you. We recommend that you inspect your crops every day because blight does not take its time to spread and kill. If your plants have finished flowering, it makes good sense to cut off the tops now (very little goes into tubers after flowering). If blight has begun, you stand very little chance of stopping it, so cut off the tops when you identify the disease and compost those tops. Sarpo varieties will not need to be cut down however.

Our thanks to all of you who supported Potato Day on February 8th 2014. 
We had 90 varieties to choose from. We kept to our promise to keep brown rot out of the country by sticking to UK-sourced seed. A few varieties we had not seen before, but most were familiar old favourites. 

We have also kept to our promise to support the Sarvari Trust. This organisation has brought the Sarpo varieties to the market. High yielding and tasty Sarpo Mira and Sarpo Axona are getting better known for their resistance to late blight (Phytophora infestans) that is in a different league from other so-called resisters. We saw you turning to Sarpo Mira and Axona in a big way this year so we know that the word is spreading.

If you missed February 8th, put next year's date into your diary ... February 14th 2015 still at Stonham Barns. If you still want seed this year, look at the "Links" page on this website and find the Essex event on February 22nd.


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The East Anglia Potato Day
is an annual event that has
been running since 1996.

It is organised and run
entirely by volunteers from
three organic gardening groups:

Norfolk Organic Group
Suffolk Organic Gardeners
Ipswich Organic Gardeners Group.

We try to make available up to
100 varieties of seed potatoes,
which are sold as individual
tubers, so that you can buy as
many or as few as you require.

We also aim to offer as many
organic varieties as possible,
usually about 25%.