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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.

Runner Beans, Peas and Judging Potatoes


I intend to sow my runner beans this week in order to have some ready from mid August onwards. It is of course far too early to sow these directly outdoors as the moment the pop their heads through the soil they could be killed with the frosts. My show peas will go in a couple of days prior to Chelesea. The pea usually takes anything between 21 to 25 days from full flower to both the pods and peas being at their optimum. I had a letter the other week from a Judge who has a problem every year at his local show when judging potatoes. The schedule has two classes for potatoes, one dish of 6 white and a dish of 6 coloured. To quote from the judges letter he goes on to say ‘the problem has a risen over the definition of white and coloured’.


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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