Medwyn's Grow Diary

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Growing Parsnips

25th July 2007 I am often asked what is the best method of growing both long carrots and parsnips for the show bench.  There are a number of different ways of doing it from boring holes directly into

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New Carrot

I had a new carrot on trial this year and I have just harvested some yesterday and it seems to be full of promise for

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Masterclass Weekend

My 17th consecutive Masterclass weekend is again being held at the Royal Victoria Hotel at the base of Snowdon in Llanberis, Gwynedd on Friday the

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Tullamore Show

It’s always a pleasure to go over to the Emerald Isle to Judge the Tullamore Show in Co Offaly. This must have been my sixteenth

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Frank Mercer FNVS

I had a phone call this morning from Miles Mercer to say that his father had passed away last Friday. Frank was 84 and lived

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Tatton Park Show

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

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Trial on Scab

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

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Weather etc.

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

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New Show Tomato.

I have just had some pictures sent me from a grower of  a possible new tomato that, if it’s released in time, will be in

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Work in Progress

All the onions are now germinated at the greenhouse in Bangor with Peter Glazebrook’s World Record breaking onions  have just been pricked out into 60

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Veg Seeds

Disappointed to have just heard from two companies that the winning tomato Zenith is off the list for next year, they’re not breeding it anymore.

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Master Class Weekend

The Master Class Weekend at The Royal Hotel Llanberis in Gwynedd went down really well with many saying it was the best ever with a

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Malvern Show

We had a very successful show on the last weekend in September at Malvern winning a Gold as well as the RHS Best Exhibit at

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