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

They know their onions in Stockton-on-Tees

Onion tombola

Look at these beautiful onions! Just some of the impressive produce from the beautiful walled veg garden at Preston Park Museum. Dan and I had a great time performing at the museum’s Harvest Home event on Saturday, which featured many vegetable-related activities. These onions, for example, are not just onions but a thrilling game where you pick an onion and see if you have won a prize. Meanwhile the collection of fruit and veg below is actually a musical instrument. If you squeezed the leek it made an unearthly sound. If you caressed the carrots they also produced haunting notes.

Veg instrument

I think Dan has been trying to make something similar out off melons. However, I doubt it will be as good as this. Note the sprout bottom right. Sprouts! Sprouts! Sprouts! Sprouts!

I had a good old chinwag with the head gardener at Preston Park who has been experimenting with biodynamic gardening and working with the cycles of the moon. He’s had particular success with salad crops such as pak choi, red mustard and mizuna and has inspired me to try growing some new leaves. I don’t know whether I can be bothered to pay too much attention to the moon though.


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