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As a not-for-profit Community, UK Veg Gardeners is here to help vegetable gardeners meet each other, share ideas, and gain inspiration.

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Colin Robinson replied to Colin Robinson's discussion first spuds
"Second tub produced 770g, third tub nearly 900g and they have a lovely earthy taste. Colleen is…"
May 15
Colin Robinson posted a discussion

first spuds

First home-grown spuds of the year today. I always have a few tubs growing in the greenhouse for an…See More
May 9
Kirsten Sparey is now a member of UK Veg Gardeners
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Mal D is now a member of UK Veg Gardeners
May 5
Irinochka posted a discussion

Is it just a hobby or a professional interest?

Whom do you consider yourself a 'gardener' or a 'horticulturist'?See More
Apr 30
Salmah Weston is now a member of UK Veg Gardeners
Apr 29
Jade Hwang liked Colin Robinson's discussion potato progress
Apr 28
Colin Robinson posted a discussion

potato progress

Flowers are opening on the greenhouse spuds so it won't be long till the first new potatoes of the…See More
Apr 27

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first spuds

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Colin Robinson May 15. 1 Reply

First home-grown spuds of the year today. I always have a few tubs growing in the greenhouse for an extra early crop and tipped out the first lot today. 561g of the variety Colleen. Yumm. Given another couple of weeks they'll bulk up to give a lot…Continue

Is it just a hobby or a professional interest?

Started by Irinochka Apr 30. 0 Replies

Whom do you consider yourself a 'gardener' or a 'horticulturist'?Continue

potato progress

Started by Colin Robinson Apr 27. 0 Replies

Flowers are opening on the greenhouse spuds so it won't be long till the first new potatoes of the year are gracing our dinner plates. This is probably my favourite 'looking forward to' moment of the gardening year. Spuds out on the plot got a bit…Continue

What is everyone sowing in April?

Started by SallyAnn. Last reply by SallyAnn Apr 18. 5 Replies

Now April is upon us, what are you all sowing this month?I am still waiting for my pallet collars so I can make a few decent sized beds in my back garden and I have sourced a good supply of horse manure. The wild garlic I planted in December is…Continue

Cats pooing in my garden

Started by david ford. Last reply by June saddington Apr 16. 5 Replies

Does anyone know of a reliable {if there is such a thing} way of stopping cats messing in my flower and veg beds its driving me to distraction they seem to come at night when I can't shoo them offContinue

Suspected Scams

Started by Trevor Alun Davies. Last reply by Mark Willis Apr 7. 1 Reply

One of our members has reported receiving a suspicious message from a member named Sophie Reyer. On reading this message, It looks very much like a scam of some type. I have subsequently removed this Member from the site, and would urge members not…Continue

Profile comment

Started by SallyAnn. Last reply by SallyAnn Apr 6. 5 Replies

Has anyone else had a slightly questionable profile comment from Sophie Reyer asking to reply to her email address?Continue

Peach tree in full blossom, but no bees ! It will be another year without peaches to pick?!

Started by Jade Hwang. Last reply by Jade Hwang Apr 3. 2 Replies

 Very depressed for yet another year of dashed hope...Continue

Perfect weekend

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Trevor Alun Davies Mar 27. 1 Reply

What a perfect weekend for gardening we've had....and just at the right time of year when the soil is warming up nicely and there is some real heat in the sun. I got most of my potatoes planted as well as onion sets and some broad beans in modules…Continue

Tomato seedlings through

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Mark Willis Mar 19. 3 Replies

First lot of tomato seedlings are now through and growing away healthily on a window sill. I always sow two or three lots of tom seeds with a couple of weeks between so that if we do get sudden cold snaps I'm unlikely to lose everything. Mind you, I…Continue

Blog Posts

How to get things to grow #1: How we sow

Posted by Lee James on March 12, 2017 at 18:01 0 Comments



The allotment chat on this blog functions pretty much as a diary of what we've grown, rather than how we've grown it. However, we've been doing this for a bunch of years now, and have over that time…

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Festive allotment check-up

Posted by Lee James on December 29, 2016 at 16:45 0 Comments



Don't get me wrong, Christmas is brilliant, obviously. Going home and drinking tonnes of booze and forcing a week's worth of calories down the chute in twenty four hours and then meeting other people that you don't see all that often for more drinks and food and then seeing some of the outlying relatives…

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Late season scorecard

Posted by Lee James on September 25, 2016 at 20:19 0 Comments



We've been neglecting the plot again. Not full-on Fritzl-level neglect you understand, but certainly enough to alert the authorities, assuming that there were any authorities that paid attention to neglected…
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Not Gar's last chorus bu Adew

Posted by Gareth Howell on July 29, 2016 at 8:55 0 Comments

I have been picking the brains of the Ukveggardener experts for a good three years now, but family events earlier in the year, lead me to Andalucia for the winter months, hopefully, to avoid the worst of the British weather.

Perhaps I should report my progress or lack of it, during this year.  I am basically a fruit grower. I am going to pick chestnuts in Spain soon,but my enthusiasm for apples, pears, and grapes also is unabated. I got three grafted vines from Vic, last year, but…

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Drying out the alliums

Posted by Lee James on July 23, 2016 at 21:57 0 Comments



The recent blast of inferno-like conditions has hit us at a rather handy moment, as we've hoiked up all that remained of our autumn-planted allium crops and got them in the shed drying out. From past experience, autumn-planted onions don't store anything like as well as their spring-planted counterparts…

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First real harvest of 2016

Posted by Duncan Seth-Smith on July 7, 2016 at 22:06 3 Comments

I have ofcourse harvested lettuce, radish and Swiss chard but today I harvested my peas. They were in a raised bed 2mtr X 1 mtr. I sowed them closely in four rows. This year they have produce 2.5lbs of peas. I don't know whether this is good or bad. For me it is great because last year the mice ate the seeds and I produced zero lbs.
 
 
 

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