There is a secret to producing good home grown food. Some people talk to their plants, others play piped music to encourage growth but at Bishop’s Lodge in West Sussex, home to the Diocesan Bishop and his staff they are encouraging their tomato plants with a little inter-area competition
Last year they named seven plants after the 7 Archdeacons of the Diocese and each nominee took an interest in their personal progress. This year there are 8 plants which have been named after the Area Deans.
Margaret Gibson, Personal Assistant to Bishop Geoffrey reports that – despite the recent long spell of poor weather they are fruiting well. Most of the plants are the orange cherry variety. Pictured is the plant named after Hugh Broad, Area Dean of Gibraltar proving that he is a picture of rosy good health!