Spent this afternoon shredding compost and sieving soil ready for the mixing of the magic stuff that will or won't work. I am using Wickes compost again as it is pure Irish Peat and the price is good as well at 4 bags for £13 that's 300 litres their soil also worked well for me last year it is 5 bags for £13 it will need sieving as it contains small stones, Ian Simpson uses a 1/8" riddle for this mine is ordered and on its way from Ebay,
he also said that you must use sterilised soil to avoid the Carrots being marked by the growing medium.
All the Large Onions are performing differently I will be selecting the best 4 to try to beat 10lb
the picture is of the largest which now measures 4" round
Leeks are moving on slowly with a main stem blanch of 6"