Posted: 12/04/2013 at 09:49
verdun - People grow giant veggies for competitions as a hobby, like some people grow prize daffs or roses or sweet peas. It's all about plant husbandry and is a harmless way of having fun unless you're into sabotaging the competition's leeks.
I'd rather grow interesting and tasty veg I can't easily get in the shops but I'm not going to knock gardeners who like the big ones.
Fairy Girl - GW does indeed need to look at its focus and get a plan for being more relevant to ordinary gardeners or esle hold up its hand to being just an entertainment gardening show and not intended to inform, educate and advise would be gardeners or gardeners with limited experience and/or resources. The size of Monty's composting area is bigger than a lot of people's entire garden.