The Growers Diaries: Growers

The Growers Diaries: Peter Glazebrook

Peter Glazebrook

Being born on a idyllic farmstead in the rural Nottinghamshire countryside, Peter has been a keen gardener ever since his early years constantly developing his naturally gifted green fingers.

Greatest achievement Every time a World Record is set
Growing Since Early years
Favourite plant Onions
Favourite CANNA product CANNA COCO

Growing can be addictive! I try to learn all I can about vegetables and growing, then spending my time trying to improve all the time.

You need to plan and work towards growing big and it is dedication. I am quite competitive in my nature, and I wouldn´t be growing giant vegetables if it wasn´t for the competition. You have got to have something to aim for and something to achieve at the end of it.

These onion were planted late, I started them in early October in pots in the greenhouse and they have been growing in there over winter. They were planted out about 6 weeks ago into here, but I am still getting some yellow tipping which is concerning! It could be over watering, but it could just be the fact that this is a very sunny tunnel that gets the morning sun and bleaching them. I am inclined to think it is the weather conditions.

We had a very hot spell a few weeks ago which wasn´t too concerning, but now we have had a fortnight of very cold weather with hard frosts and I am sure it is having a knock on effect. I am hoping we get a more temperate August!

In the last few years, I have been fortunate to be sponsored by CANNA which is very helpful as I have been supplied with CANNA products and I learned a lot about the products – I am really pleased with both the COCO and the TERRA.

I have had a lot of success over the years, world records particularly with onions. I measure my success by the results at shows. You can´t always win, but if you can get a personal best and grow bigger than before, it may not be a record but atleast you have had that personal achievement.

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