There’s a lot of enthusiasm for growing spuds which is partly down to gardeners being encouraged to grow them not just in the ground but in bags and containers on patios and balconies as Thompson & Morgan’s veg man Colin Randall told Ken Crowther.
With the dark days of winter disappearing and spring rapidly heading to the UK, there are plenty of new varieties of plants, trees, shrubs, vegetables and fruits to choose for the garden. Suffolk based growers Thompson and Morgan have more new products have ever before as Paul told Ken Crowther.
The team at Thompson & Morgan have been looking ahead to 2017 and the vegetables which gardeners will be planting in the new year. Colin Randall or ‘Spud’ as he is known is the vegetable man at Thompson & Morgan he spoke to Ken Crowther about planting for the year ahead.
If you don’t like to wait too long for your vegetables to grow from seeding to eating, then why not try Chinese leaves. The seeds can be sown from April through to August and be ready in seven weeks and used in salad and stir fries as Colin Randall from Thompson & Morgan told Ken Crowther.
As one of the UK’s largest mail order seed and plant companies, Thompson & Morgan would not be where they are today without plant breeders. It’s a job which means looking for the usual, new, exciting and successful new plants. Charles, a plant breeder for T&M explained to Ken Crowther what he is working on at the moment.