UK Veg Gardeners

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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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Thanks also to VictoriaMark and Andrew for tweeting on our behalf.

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Floret is now a member of UK Veg Gardeners
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Trevor Alun Davies commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli-lovers Group
"My first two lots of chillies are up ( After a spell on the kitchen rad ). Nosferatu, which are…"
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Trevor Alun Davies replied to Mark Willis's discussion New members
"Will see what I can do. Must admit, I haven't done much - been away enjoying myself in Krakow.…"
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Mark Willis commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli-lovers Group
"On my blog today I wrote about pricking-out my chilli seedlings:…"
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Jade Hwang commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli-lovers Group
"great,  Mark you have got them sprouting already! I haven't started mine.  My…"
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mind the gap of 350mmm

"the foxes or cats could easily coming in and out this gap.  Asking us to filli in the soil…"
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gap at the left handside

"all around at the 18x30 tunnel with the biggest at the back under the door of upto 350mm"
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As a member you can add photos, create a forum thread, create a group, add an event and tons of other stuff. Please make sure that your content is related to growing either vegetables, fruit, herbs or flowers (cutting and edible). Photos will be moderated for quality and relevance.

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New members

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

Our UKVG forum currently has about 1500 members. If each member could recruit just ONE more member we could have 3000 members. Simple arithmetic!A group like ours needs the constant addition of "new blood" to keep it active. Could you recruit a new…Continue

would you pay nearly £3000 for a polytunnel and having to fill in the gap at the bottom of up to 300mm yourselves?

Started by Jade Hwang. Last reply by Jade Hwang yesterday. 5 Replies

I just had the shock over the weekend.  First tunnel is the provider. Continue

Are You a Sky Clad Gardener?

Started by Gareth Howell on Saturday. 0 Replies

An extraordinary article in the Guardian yesterday commented on naked photography at sacred sites like Macchu Pichu and ones in Cambodia.  I find such things fairly objectionable at such places, but is there a place for what I describe as "Sky clad"…Continue

last of the leeks

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by steve heath on Saturday. 15 Replies

That's it...the last of the leeks went into a big pan of soup today. They normally last well into spring so I'm not quite sure what happened this year. They didn't seem to bulk up as well last year so I've ended up using two or three skinny ones…Continue

Types of sand

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Friday. 8 Replies

I want to add sand to the soil / compost in my new raised bed, to make it more suitable for growing root crops. The Garden Centre only had "Sharp sand" today, so that's what I bought. I hope this is right.  Please can someone tell me whether it is…Continue

Broad beans

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Friday. 5 Replies

After last years modest crop, and irregular winter plantings, I have saved the beans until now to plnt them out. I shall probably do so in the next few days, after spending about three weeks preparing the bed, with finest topsoil.The surface of that…Continue

Punctual Frogs

Started by Trevor Alun Davies. Last reply by Gareth Howell Feb 25. 3 Replies

The frogs in my garden pond spawned on Wednesday night. This is the third year in a row they have spawned on this date! I think that's pretty impressive. Does anyone else have any experience of this?Continue

Caldbeck potato day

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by steve heath Feb 23. 5 Replies

Well, it was only 2 degrees and with sleet in the wind at Caldbeck today but, undaunted I ventured into the village hall to drool over the huge selection of potato varieties. Managed to get 2 bags of Lady Christl which I haven't seen anywhere else…Continue

Tayberry

Started by Trevor Alun Davies. Last reply by Gareth Howell Feb 20. 1 Reply

Bought a single tayberry plant last autumn. Anyone know how big they grow, and what is the best way to train and prune them. Continue

even in the middle of winter...

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Anne Sawhney Feb 18. 6 Replies

you can still have a salad sandwich. In the greenhouse I still have over-wintered lettuce, spring onions and even radishes. So, with a little sliced ham I had a nice lunchtime sandwich and mostly all home produced. Anybody else got stuff in the…Continue

Blog Posts

Many hands, in the light, work.

Posted by Lee James on February 25, 2015 at 23:08 1 Comment



In a weekend of limited allotment-time, we managed a couple of quick trips up to the plot. Hearing that there was a skip on site, Kasia and I dashed up there on Friday after work to rid our patch of some of the larger bits of detritus…
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compost....can you have too much?

Posted by Colin Robinson on February 15, 2015 at 22:50 6 Comments

Tipped out one of the compost daleks today to get some wonderful crumbly stuff...as good as anything you can buy. The texture is amazing but the material at the bottom of the bin has been 'cooking' for about 18 months so it should be. This stuff forms the basis of my potting mixes and I made…

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Annual Spring Clean

Posted by Trevor Alun Davies on February 15, 2015 at 20:10 2 Comments

 It's that time when I don my oldest (Next stop the bin ) clothes, and descend on the greenhouse with buckets of Jeyes Fluid. A couple of hours sloshing and scrubbing sees me gasping for fresh air and smelling like a newly cleaned public convenience!

Never mind, everything is clean and scrubbed, so it's off to the shower, having dumped most outer garments either in the aforesaid bin, or the washing machine.

So today it was the turn of the sulphur candle. Set the tin on a brick…

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back ache

Posted by steve heath on February 9, 2015 at 6:38 6 Comments

now i am not a salesman i am retired 66 year old who likes his veg patch and not overly fit so last year i bought a backsaver spade and now i enjoy digging the veg ground this tool actualy helps me enjoy digging if you want to see it in action google =  backsaver spade . but bear in mind it is for turning the soil you can not dig holes etc anyone with lots of digging should be interested in this tool i know it was not cheap but what price do you put on making the job easy to my mind spades…

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