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Medwyn Williams

Hello. I'm Medwyn Williams – eleven times Gold medal winner at the Chelsea Flower Show, Past Chairman of the Royal Horticultural Society Fruit Vegetable and Herb Committee and President of the National Vegetable Society.

Growing Heavy Onions + Blanch Leeks


If you’re considering entering a heaviest onion competition next year, you should be thinking about sowing some seed right now. You must though make sure that you have the correct sort of seed to start with, the saying ‘you cant make a silk purse from a sows ear’ is perfectly true in this context. The seed has to have the in built capacity to grow to a large size, after that it depends exactly on how you grow it and how well you look after it. My blanch leeks have been growing away now for over five weeks and it’s amazing how fast they develop from bulbils given the ideal conditions to grow under.


Growing Parsnips

25th July 2007 I am often asked what is the best method of growing both long carrots and parsnips for the show

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