Rescuing an Old Long Leek

In the 1970s,  80s and 90s, the best blanch leek was the strain often known as Peter Clarks old leek, while it has a very high quality leaf it can not compete at top level with the new strains, Welsh Seedling and Pendle Improved ,Pendle Improved pictured below, can easily obtain a length of about 20 …

Better Late Than Never

Its been a long time since my last post as I have been so busy, here is an image of my onions today , they were sown on the 16th October 2016, I sowed a 160 jiffy pots with one seed in each , I eventually ended up with just these 8 plants , I …

Harrogate Flower Show 2015

    The show this year was moved from Hall 2 as the Yorkshire Agricultural Society have knocked down Hall 1 to build a very large new hall, the vegetables were in a large marque this year which had better light than the hall. On arriving I was sad to learn that Joe Madden had …

Giant Onions – Progressing the right way

Onions at last are starting to really put on some size after many months and much expense. Its been quite cold here on the North Yorkshire coast through much of April and now May. Counting about 26 leaves with powerful growth much too early to get excited as its a long way to go to …

World Champion Onion Grower Tony Glover

Back in October 2014 I took trip down to Tony Glovers place in near Swadlincote Derbyshire, he had just broken the world onion record with an 18lb 11.5 ounce onion that was exceptionally well grown. I have only just found time to write about what I saw, I know Peter Glazebrook has been burning a …

The Future of Grow Lights – LED

LED Grow lights are available to buy from many dealers but a good deal of these LED lights are of poor quality and they have the wrong Spectrum, the fan assisted type invariably break down as the fans get corrosive with the humidity in the grow rooms and greenhouses, many are flooding in from China …