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Our ambition is to tour Can You Dig It? to every county in the UK.

Catalogue of catastrophe

Dan and I seem to have been hit by some kind of curse meaning that in our last run of shows we have managed to break things left, right and centre. This is on top of the Great Car Boot Disaster, as documented below, which nearly claimed the life of our plant Rodney

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Rodney nearly DIES (for real) in a terrible road accident!!!!

It was just an ordinary day in the lives of the UK’s best vegetable cultivation-based comedians, as Michael Buerk would have intoned if the BBC series 999 was still running. “We’d just done a show at Rampton Village Hall,” I would tell the camera. “It went really well and we packed up quickly and […]

Mirandometer

I am starting a tally of the amount of times people in our audiences come up to me at the end of our shows and say I remind them of someone on the telly – Miranda. This happened last night and the night before and has happened countless other times. Often they say: “We […]

We attend a christening

Another sell-out show last night, this time at Upton Village Hall. Upton in Nottinghamshire that is. I nearly blundered and navigated us to Upton in Lincolnshire. Anyway, we arrived in the right place and were excited to discover that we would be the very first act to christen the village hall’s new stage. After […]

Lovely Lincoln

Earlier today Dan and I were on Lincoln City Radio‘s morning show with the lovely Malcolm Thompson, a keen gardener himself. We, naturally, showed Malcolm how to make a cucumber trumpet but he wasn’t very good at playing it. Then Malcolm forced me to have a go and I was rubbish too, which just […]

Bringing veg to Skeg

We had a really great time doing the show at The Storehouse in Skegness last night. It’s a newly-opened church/community centre/arts centre/conference centre that used to be a skating rink. When we were backstage getting ready for the show there was a Bible meeting going on in the next room. Dan was practicing Derrick […]

Skegness vegness

We have been having a very exciting and interesting time hosting vegetable instrument-making workshops. Yesterday we did one at a primary school with more than 30 children wielding knives. Today we were at Skegness Academy where we did two workshops with older children and sixth formers who successfully made cucumber trumpets and carrot recorders […]

Spanish Civil War

When we were at Fordhall Organic Farm on Sunday we met the chair of trustees Chris who is also a songwriter and performer with an outfit called Three Men in a Bow Tie. He seemed very nice but in fact was a trouble-maker, sparking discord between me and Dan. Basically Chris came up with […]

Green with envy

Dan and I had a brilliant time at Fordhall Organic Farm yesterday but were consumed by jealousy when we saw this incredible composting device, which turns veg peelings into compost in just TWO WEEKS.

You just shove in the scraps plus a scoop of sawdust and then turn some kind of handle about 15 […]

Shove off

Today I had my first encounter of the year with my annoying allotment neighbour – the one who is always giving me advice and is immortalised in song in the show. “I’ve survived the winter,” he quipped. I pretended to be pleased. Then he came over and looked at one of my beds where […]