The Big Boost Challenge was about planting identical containers and baskets and feeding one every two weeks with just water the other was using a little Baby Bio outdoors in the watering can. Anita Dent who took part in the challenge showed Ken Crowther the noticeable difference in her two baskets.
Considering the range of weather we have experienced in the UK over the summer months, plants in pots and baskets are flourishing. Ken Crowther has returned to the Cambridgeshire garden of Baby Bio’s Anita Dent to how everything is blooming.
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.
This year has seen a good crop of cherries at Wilkin & Sons farm at Tiptree. Andre, the farm manager explained they need to keep cover the cherries under cover in the summer in case of rain. Given the volumes of rain the UK has experienced over the last few months they are so pleased they have used them as he told Ken Crowther.