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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Trevor Alun Davies commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli-lovers Group
"Now there's food for thought, Rozzie. A tomato group would be fantastic, they're my…"
1 hour ago
Trevor Alun Davies replied to Gareth Howell's discussion Merry Xmas to all our weeders?
" You always seem to be applying lots of thought and effort to your garden, Gareth. Thank you…"
1 hour ago
Trevor Alun Davies replied to Trevor Alun Davies's discussion Successes and Failures
"I agree, 2014 overall was quite a good year for veg. I think winters are too warm for good leek…"
2 hours ago
Mark Willis replied to Trevor Alun Davies's discussion Successes and Failures
"My garden diary is my blog, which gives me a visual record of what happens as well as a written…"
6 hours ago
Gareth Howell replied to Gareth Howell's discussion Merry Xmas to all our weeders?
"The problem with garden design is not to lose sight of the flowers, and plants while you do, so…"
11 hours ago
Gareth Howell replied to Gareth Howell's discussion Merry Xmas to all our weeders?
"The enclosed photo reveals where I grew my magnificent papaver crop this year.  I have to put…"
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Gareth Howell posted a discussion

Merry Xmas to all our weeders?

weeding and reading tend to be alien to each other, though I do get some encouragement from reading…See More
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Mark Willis commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli Lovers Group
"Yes, Green tomatoes do change colour slightly when they ripen, but I think you also need to feel…"
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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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Merry Xmas to all our weeders?

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Trevor Alun Davies 1 hour ago. 3 Replies

weeding and reading tend to be alien to each other, though I do get some encouragement from reading about other gardensThe skill of keeping a bed weeded after you have done it for the first time is ridculously simple but due to laziness or…Continue

Successes and Failures

Started by Trevor Alun Davies. Last reply by Trevor Alun Davies 2 hours ago. 5 Replies

For quite a few years now, I have kept a garden diary. recording the weather, sowing and harvest times, successes and failures. I keep this going through the winter, and try and make an entry at least once a week. This year, I'm making a summary of…Continue

Christmas Veg

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by stephen heath yesterday. 2 Replies

It would be really good if UKVG members could post photos and/or descriptions of the home-grown veg they will be eating with their Christmas Dinner - either before or after the event.This has to be the time of year when having your own home-grown…Continue

Where is everyone?

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Mark Willis on Friday. 20 Replies

Sometimes it seems as if Trev Davies is the only one participating in this forum! (Hi Trev!). Seriously, if the UKVG forum is to have any appeal, it needs more input from its members, so please consider submitting some photos, blogposts, discussion…Continue

We got lots of chilli lovers at our site, perhaps you would love to read this report?

Started by Jade Hwang. Last reply by Mark Willis on Thursday. 6 Replies

I am not keen on the hottest chilli, or even the second hottest in the world.  But apparently it is what people prepare to pay big money for …Continue

Asparagus

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Thursday. 8 Replies

I purchased a dozen "crowns" to discover that in fact they are plug plants which will need to be potted first to survive, and then repotted in this boldly claimed effective system of growbags.I am attracted to that method on account of bunny…Continue

Hyphaelutin?

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Thursday. 6 Replies

Some of my questions may seem totally ridiculous but the question of root increase comparedwith branch increase exercises my thoughts at this time of year. I dont want to pull growing plants apart to find out. We talk a good deal about mycorhizome…Continue

Novel about veg showing

Started by James Nesbit. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Thursday. 2 Replies

If anyone has a Kindle then this is a hugely entertaining read, and will interest anyone into growing for show as well as anyone just after a good story. I was laughing out loud all the way through it. It's set around a village show and follows the…Continue

Potato PoTAto

Started by Natalia Lopes. Last reply by stephen heath on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Has anyone else got itchy fingers and can’t wait for the new growing season to start again?!! In the meantime I keep busy with looking for my next choice of potatoes to grow. This year I just grew first earlies in bags. I grew Anya which was…Continue

rhubarb

Started by stephen heath. Last reply by stephen heath Dec 8. 3 Replies

i grow many veg of what i like to eat ,but last year i put a crown of rhubarb in so do i cover the crown completely or leave a bit of light i did cover fully but some leaves are starting to form underneath shall i cover more or leave it and hope the…Continue

Blog Posts

The Shortest Day gets Nearer

Posted by Duncan Seth-Smith on December 14, 2014 at 17:16 6 Comments

I have not done much on the veg patch but here is my December round up.The Greenhouse needs cleaning but one son has the pressure washer so I will do that in the new year. Inside the greenhouse I have some carrots in a 30ltr tub, these may be ready in Feb 2015, as an experiment for Christmas lunch it failed. I have a tray of lettuce which will be ready soon although the row outside is still OK, no real frost yet. 

I have three trays of Viola seedlings which continue to grow but they…

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Saturday 13th December

Posted by Chris samples on December 14, 2014 at 9:42 0 Comments

Beautiful day here in Notts.

Started by cleaning the greenhouse with a weak solution of Jeyes fluid, it's sparkling now and smells great, like hospitals used to. Also used a weak solution on all fruit trees in the garden. Transplanted a donated cob nut tree about 5 foot tall, looks wicked already can't wait to see it grow, also transplanted another donated Apple tree, my fruit collection is building now, Bramley, cox, James greave plus 2 other apples, peach, apricot, almond and cob nut… Continue

the diggin nearly done

Posted by stephen heath on December 3, 2014 at 17:20 4 Comments

another half hr digging today not much left ,the new back saver spade i bought last year has been worth every penny now i am not fit enough for a regular spade .i have spread manure over the top to winter in ,this year for the first time i have used the straw from some sheep pens from a farm down the road he offered me a manitou bucket full been standing for about 8 months so not rotted down quite enough by spring the weather and the worms should have done their job and it was free and…

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The Great British Cookbook

Posted by Mark Willis on November 21, 2014 at 15:24 0 Comments

Recently I have been involved in the production of an exciting new e-book called "The Great British Cookbook", which is being sold in order to raise funds for two very deserving charities - Macmillan Cancer Support, and Hospitality Action. The book contains recipes for 50 Starters, 100 Mains and 50 Desserts. They all look absolutely amazing! There are also sections on a number of other related themes, like food production and suppliers.

 

I have represented the GYO community by…

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purple sprouting

Posted by stephen heath on October 30, 2014 at 8:10 3 Comments

this year my veg seem to have gone mad beetroot like footballs ,parsnips gone down out of sight using a spade down the side to get them out must be about 2 foot long good eating but the tails are too long ,as for the sprouting it should be ready next year but most of it has flowered weeks ago and yes it is the late one i have tried eating it but does not taste right had big carrots this year i thought i had beaten the fly but no he has attacked with vengeance can,t wait to use enviromesh for…

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My garden plan

Posted by Mark Willis on October 26, 2014 at 19:46 0 Comments

My garden is not big (about 10 x 10 metres or so), but I get a lot of produce from it. Recently some readers of my blog asked me to write about what I have been growing in it this year, so I have described it in this post:-

http://marksvegplot.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/my-garden-plan.html

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