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 …