December 13th 2017 Blog
Wishing a Merry Christmas to all and a very happy and healthy New Year! There is not long to go until xmas now and i am almost sold out of my xmas trees.
I can now start to think about my leeks, with lots of potting to do and then posting leeks out in January.
I have just taken delivery of my clover compost. As most of you know, i use clover professional compost and also add exemptor insecticide and multicoat 3-4 month slow release fertiliser. This is done in the factory to make sure dosage levels are correct. By adding this to my compost i do not have to worry about spraying or feeding the young plants as the compost additives will look after this for me.
I will be potting on at about 6 week intervals, hence adding a fresh batch of feed and insecticide at each potting. This should keep plants growing well and free from pest damage.
This year I am pleased to be offering my new pot leek the J.S.N leek which i released to a small amount of growers for the 2017 season and Scott Hall went on to win the National Pot Leek Society Championship show. Well done to Scott!
For the 2018 season, i ask anyone who would like this leek, to collect in January from my greenhouse in Kibblesworth. I think everyone would agree it is about time we had something new to grow. On the subject of something new, i am pleased to tell you about another release which will be for 2019. Peter Kerry bred a new hybrid pot leek of immense size and superb quality and a new hybrid intermediate leek which is also a very good size and quality. These will both be available from my greenhouse in a years time.
Thats all for now, please keep checking the site for new posts to follow in the new year!
Sitting here on a freezing cold December morning updating my website for you all to enjoy. I wanted to keep you updated as I am currently extremely busy with Xmas tree sales and will not be able to post any leeks until January.
Once I am up and running with the leeks I will be sharing regular blogs and updates for you to help you grow to the best standard possible. I also will share some good news on the leek front.
Another customer waiting… see you soon!