Cutting up seed potatoes

by on March 30, 2014
in Vegetable Growing

Two days ago I was given two brand new potatoes to grow, one a very white oval variety with very smooth skin and shallow eyes called Libertie whilst the other is a brilliant red colour but the eyes may be a little deeper called Red Cheftain. I really wanted these for my display at Tatton […]

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New growing Medium – F1S

by on March 25, 2014
in Vegetable Growing

I have managed to get Everris (Levington) to make up a Pallet for me of F1S, this is in the same ratio of sand to peat plus Coir as the F2S. The regular F1 product is what Ian Stocks uses in his carrot mix with the difference that he adds his own ratio of silver […]

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Potato Scab

by on March 23, 2014
in Vegetable Growing

I wrote the article below for Garden News a few weeks back and I have certainly had a few phone calls since then. Before writing it I did consult with the Chemist at Everris as well as with Dr David Shaw at Bangor University who is a world renowned expert on potato blight. There is […]

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Whats happening down on the land

by on March 22, 2014
in Vegetable Growing

With the days now lengthening and Spring just round the corner, there will be plenty of things to do from now on. My Pendle Improved Leeks for the Tatton show are in their final 30 litre pots as are eight of the Cumbrian Pot Leeks. The Pendle’s are on 15 inch collars which I put […]

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An update on the growing

by on March 2, 2014
in Vegetable Growing

Things are easing off a little now on my Catalogue side of things so I hope to have some time to keep you informed of what’s  going on.  Again this year, three new parsnip varieties were sent to me for trial from two different breeders. One is an early variety whilst the other two are […]

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