About Me

Hi I'm JAMES 60 and married with three daughters all left home now, daughters that is not the wife.I enjoy Gardening /Football and working on my Farm.The picture above in the header slot is where i live and work.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Little Helpers

These are my two grand daughters and helpers who are holding some of the entries for the show. I managed a second with the leeks, a first with the long carrots, and as there is not a class for parsnips I used them in the any other class and tray of four different vegetables and got another couple of firsts with them plus as a bonus the special rosette to celebrate 75 years of the show with best veg in the open section. I think they were as pleased as I was.


Veg4Show said...

Are those your leeks there?, I remember you were trying some from seed, how did they get on?

James (Digtoplant) said...

Hi Liam yes they are my leeks.The ones in the photo are some Pendle Improved that i picked up at our NVS meeting last January when David Metcalf was giving a talk on how he developed the strain. The ones I grew from seed I did OK with, and won at a couple of local shows with them but they were a bit more variable than the Pendle and as i only got ten Pendle I saved them for my main show, but i must say they were well beaten by some more Pendle, but I learnt a lot growing them and hope I can do better with them next year