You’ll need to leave the plants in the ground after a killing frost for a week or so while the tubers finish up (unless the weather becomes bitter) and then harvest each one, weigh the crop and record it. The plan is that members will return seeds and some tubers but the rest can be… Continue reading Can you remind me what I need to do when harvesting and recording the crop?
It’s a measure of a variety’s vegetative vigour, so height or total stem length if the plant has flopped.
Flowers consist of the styles (female bits) with two whorls of pollen bearing stamens, three whorls of reproductive structures in all. The styles are either the very lowest whorl inside the flower, (short style) with two whorls of stamens above, mid styled with whorls of stamens above and below, or long styled, with the female… Continue reading Can someone explain what a stylar morph is?
This useful app will tell you but if you have a UK postcode that will be sufficient and we’ll work it out for you.
For the purposes of trialling them for taste, simply boiling them until cooked shortly after harvest is the standardised protocol we’ll be using.
Technically the multiples of varieties are referred to as replicates. Please list each plant separately making sure it’s clearly labelled with its experimental number. On the excel spreadsheet use a new line for each plant, for the pdf and doc forms use a separate sheet for each plant and put something like “7 of 9”… Continue reading Do I list my plants individually or grouped by variety?