We were very pleased that Derek Jones (retired lecturer from Reaseheath College) was able to come and give a talk on the potato.
Mr Jones told us a lot of interesting facts, including: all potatoes originate in South America; and they were known in Spain and Portugal over a hundred years before they were known in Britain.
We were shown potato plants grown from cuttings and from true seed(!), and he gave us a demonstration on how to grow potatoes in tubs.
There followed an energetic discussion on different types of composts, and how to grow comfrey to make a liquid feed.
It was a superb talk with lively discussion over tea and biscuits.
We look forward to seeing Mr Jones again at future BRHS events.