Ian Paton of the famous Paton twins discusses what goes into growing as he and his brother strive to create the world’s largest pumpkin. Plus Peter Seabrook explains how LED lights can be used to accelerate growth in your garden.
Peter Seabrook speaks to Westland Horticulture about the best ingredients and conditions for your potting compost. And there’s news on the strawberry that’s essential for women in the early stages of pregnancy.
Ken Crowther has returned to Wilkin & Sons at Tiptree where he met Farm Manager Andrey Ivanov on the fruit farm in the new growing area. The state of the art poly tunnel is currently being used to grow this season’s strawberries using a revolutionary new system which is the first in the UK.
A frequent question to the World Radio Gardening team is what is the best way gardeners look after herbaceous plants through winter and into spring. Mick Lavelle, Senior Lecturer at Writtle College and Ken Crowther discuss some of the best ways.
When it comes to working in horticulture there is a huge variety of area which people can work in from production, to landscaping and maintenance, tree work and lawns. John Mason from ACS in Australia talks about the variety of opportunities open to those who want to work horticulture.