Parsnips and Tomatoes

3rd Jun 2012

Long Carrot (my own re selected seed from New Red Intermediate)
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I have had a very successful season with my vegetables from the greenhouses at Bangor, winning a Gold Medal at Hampton Court and a Gold and the Best in Show award at the Llangollen Gardening Show. The picture however is far from perfect in my own garden with the damp cold weather causing havoc to many of my produce.I have never had to spray my potatoes at home here for the Potato Blight disease, I think it must help that I am surrounded by the sea with the salty air possibly being a help. This year I had it with a vengeance, and I had to remove the haulms immediately it started to spread out. The only redeeming thing is the fact that it happened during the middle of July, just at a point when I was preparing to remove the haulms anyway. My short carrots are not doing as well of late as I would like, I have a few yellowing leaves around the base and I am sure it’s more to do with all the wet weather they have had to put up. I have started to spray them with some Nutrimate liquid which should help towards giving me some decent roots.  If you would like to order some Nutrimate, whether it be in the powder or liquid format, you can phone Medwyn’s direct on 01248 714 851 My onions in the 25 litre pots certainly haven’t performed to expectations and the problem has nothing to do with the pot system.  It has more to do with the delay I had waiting for pots when the plants were really getting pot bound and by now they have probably run out of steam with the best onion around 18 inches in circumference. On top of that I suffered badly with Botrytis on the side of the onion and I had to remove around ten onions from the bed.
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