Tatton Park Show

by on July 29, 2015
in Vegetable Growing

Every time I judge the RHS Tatton Park Sumer Show I find that the vegetables appear to be fresher than at any other show. A classic case of this were the dish of Broad Beans shown by Gordon Lucas from Crewe. The nine pods were really bright green with 9 beans in the pod that […]

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Trial on Scab

by on July 21, 2015
in Vegetable Growing

Further to my earlier article on Common Scab and as a reply to Simon Smith, I did a trial last Spring on two Kestrel potatoes that had scab, one had far too much scab on for exhibition and the other was even worse and just fit for pigs! I planted both in my own potato […]

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Parsnips and Potatoes

by on July 19, 2015
in Vegetable Growing

  I was quite a bit later than usual in sowing my parsnips this year, this was deliberate as I only needed them for my display at Malvern during the last weekend in September. I would normally sow them on or around the 7th February but as Victor is an early variety I thought that […]

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Weather etc.

by on July 6, 2015
in Vegetable Growing

We’ve just had  a lovely penetrating shower of rain this morning that I was really thankful for, we have had very little rain here on the island over the past month and when we lift the potatoes from the field they come up clean as a whistle with not a bit of soil attached to […]

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