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.
This month on the Kings Seed Plot the runner beans are already over. It’s not usual for Andrew Tokely to be still picking his runner beans into October and beyond. However, this year they took a bit of a battering by the wind and had to be stripped down early as Andrew explained to Ken Crowther.
The Thompson and Morgan potato trials have been taking place at Capel Manor College. The potatoes were planted in May be Level 1 Seasonal Gardener students. Colin Randall or ‘Spud’ from Thompson and Morgan explained to Ken Crowther about the RHS assessment.
If you got your first early seed potatoes planted in February they should be showing their heads come June. These early varieties produced a heavy yield of short, oval tubers with firm and waxy white flesh. Thompson and Morgan’s vegetable man Colin Randall spoke to Ken Crowther.
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.