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

Wisley wonder

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This is a very special carrot recorder, fashioned out of an organic carrot grown at RHS Wisley. Normally we are forced to rely on shop-bought carrots for our carr0t recorder workshops but we were thrilled to be given a crate of rustic veg when we went to RHS London’s Harvest Home event earlier this week. Our antics with Surrey-grown carrots even attracted the attention of local news site GetSurrey. Read all about it here.

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The event itself was a veritable paradise for veg lovers and Dan and I were in awe of the impressive produce on show – onions the size of human heads, carrots as thick as arms and humungous pumpkins that could comfortably house a family of four. Although I have won prizes for my veg, my efforts paled in comparison to the perfection on show. How on earth do you get leeks as clean and straight as these, for example?

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As well as goggling at the veg, we met lots of splendid gardeners including Cocktail Gardener Lottie Green the woman behind one of my favourite gardens in London right on the roof of the Brunel Museum. All in all it was very inspiring. Maybe one day I will dare to enter some of my allotment produce but I would be a bit scared of the judges, who were very sniffy about these beans and their numerous faults. Eek!

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