We had a great show in Leamington Spa on Friday night. This is me after the show with my bouquet of rhubarb, presented to me by two kind audience members. Dan says I look like someone out of a 1980s musical in this photo, but that’s his fault because he took it.
Lots of people brought in vegetables thanks to our special vegetable ticket deal, including an interesting purple potato, which someone ‘planted’ during our Greenfingers Challenge. I fear it is unlikely to grow.
There was some debate over what constituted a vegetable. We decided that tomatoes and rhubarb were okay as they fall into a grey area between fruit and veg. However, strawberries were definitely not allowed. Then I muddied the waters by pointing out that bananas are technically a herb although that may be a horticultural myth.
Earlier in the day we popped into BBC Coventry and Warwickshire to chat to aptly-named presenter Mollie Green and play a couple of songs. You can listen to us on the radio here from about 1.19 in. Dan took in an example of a cucumber trumpet and Mollie later revealed she was going to feed it to her giant African land snails. The guest after us was a man who cooks and eats insects but there was no mention of any good recipes for slugs (or snails) although technically they are gastropods so that’s probably why. I don’t know if I could bring myself to eat a slug anyway. I can’t even bring myself to kill them so I just throw them onto my annoying allotment neighbour John’s plot – a massive breach of allotment etiquette.