My giants have taken a leaf out of my report on the Giant’s Causeway and have not quite lived up to my expectations so far this year and my onions (which I will take a photo of, and weigh, soon) will not win any awards. But my ‘Champion Giant’ cabbages (from Robinson’s Mammoth seeds*) have actually done quite well. I planted 16, four in each of four 2m square beds, with a canna in the centre for scale. So each plant basically had a square metre to fill. Now some have grown but not formed heads yet which I will put down to a combination of dry conditions and maybe clubroot in the soil (I do have it in some areas and I will know better when I pull the plants up)**.
Meanwhile some are doing quite well. Time to make some mayo for the coleslaw I think. Weigh-in soon.
** In one area I have planted a batch of ‘Kilaton’ cabbages which are supposed to be resistant to clubroot. I also have the summer, red ‘Kalibos’ planted here and although some of the plants are not hearting well and probably are suffering from clubroot they are doing better than the ‘Killaton’ so far – very odd.