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Saturday, 2 June 2012

its been a long time been a long time a long long time

Sorry for not reporting sooner but I have been away working plus running the restaurant this post is for Smithy to find out how I am doing so here goes
large Onions are doing better than ever hope they keep going I intend to show the best 2 on my collection at Harrogate
I managed to get a free afternoon 3 weeks ago and planted up 70 bags of spuds in peat with some powdered Vitax q4 and some seaweed meal I planted 6 variety's and they are now showing through the peat I will be topping up the bags early next week
I also tidied up my Vento which were suffering from neglect I managed a card at Harrogate last year with this variety they had been left to their own devices till last week when I managed to support them 

Leeks are now in 32mm diameter collars which are 18" high  they  are  looking good  but did get a check  earlier in the year so I am still thinking they may go to seed but time will tell

Celery is now in its final position and also doing well

I have also being trying to perfect growing a giant potato using condor seed potatoes and Peter Glazebrooks method I first planted the seed potatoes in to compost then removed the shoots and planted them in pots.Today I removed the plants from the pots and removed all but one of the developing tubers.The plants were then planted in to a raised bed. Time will tell if it works

photos to follow

Giant onions are now starting to move they are about 4 weeks behind last year but considering they  finished growing a month before Harrogate I may still be on target for a big one 
Parsnips are also doing nicely 50 plants in total all to pick from come Harrogate so should get a nice pair