UK Veg Gardeners


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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stephen heath replied to stephen heath's discussion carrot storage
"tony i am finding that is true since retiring i have more time to grow more so learning storage…"
53 seconds ago
tony southall replied to stephen heath's discussion carrot storage
"Colin the frozen carrots are much softer and cook quicker this is unavoidable as the plant cells…"
14 hours ago
stephen heath replied to stephen heath's discussion carrot storage
"hi tony freezing not an option i see in markets carrots in paper sacks but how long have they been…"
23 hours ago
Colin Robinson replied to stephen heath's discussion carrot storage
"Tony, do you have any tips for freezing them? Whenever I've tried it seems to alter the…"
tony southall replied to Stephen Forbes's discussion Pests or pals
"Slow moving rolls up when touched as Trevor says millipedes ,the bad guys"
Gary Ball is now a member of UK Veg Gardeners
Trevor Alun Davies replied to Stephen Forbes's discussion Pests or pals
"Those look like millipedes."
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carrot storage

Started by stephen heath. Last reply by stephen heath 2 minutes ago. 5 Replies

i have too many carrots this year i want to clear the ground in a couple of weeks or i would leave them in i have some paper sacks will they store in these i dont want to start boxes with sand etc no space thanks Continue

Pests or pals

Started by Stephen Forbes. Last reply by tony southall yesterday. 5 Replies

I have what appear to be millipedes in my veg plot which is basically a raised bed in a fabricated box, 6' x 3'.They are of various sizes, the smallest being white in colour and larger ones a brown colour. The largest ones are still only 1 or 2cm in…Continue

Challock Chilli Fest

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

Had a great outing to the Challock Chilli Fest today - a chilli-themed event hosted by Stephen Shirley of Victoriana Nursery Gardens (our forum's sponsor). Here's me and him...…Continue

Grapes all...most ready!

Started by Gareth Howell on Saturday. 0 Replies

I've got about 60-70lbs of grapes all nearly ripe. The blackbirds like them so much that they ignore me at the front of the vine whilst they peck away at the back. There are plenty for me and for them. I'm very pleased to have the red wine grapes…Continue

Runner Bean question

Started by Sussexmouse. Last reply by Sue Gollop Sep 18. 5 Replies

My daughter is FURIOUS because I have picked these coloured Runner Beans.…Continue

Shape Colour and wildlife

Started by Stephanie Cousins. Last reply by Stephanie Cousins Sep 18. 7 Replies

I grew Lollo Rosso and little gem lettuce, the slugs left the red Lollo alone. I grew ball and pointed cabbage , they were not keen on the pointed type, yet munched away heartily on the round ones. And the birds did not touch my golden raspberries…Continue

empty plots

Started by christine yates. Last reply by Sussexmouse Sep 17. 2 Replies

   Hi all don't know if 1 am  in right place or that I amallowed to do this or not,If not I appologise now.  We have about 6 empty plots on our site Hucker Rd Pleck Walsall WestIf any one interested get in touch or come on down Continue

To pick or not to pick ?

Started by Sussexmouse. Last reply by Sussexmouse Sep 17. 4 Replies

I planted about 20 tomato plants but only this one has produced Tomatoes. I feel tempted to pick them now but maybe not ?  What would you do ?  Is it worth leaving them on the plant any longer ?…Continue

Cheap seeds

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by tony southall Sep 16. 4 Replies

I went today to buy some "generic British" veg seeds to send to a friend in the USA,  things like cabbages, beetroot, parsnips, herbs etc. I found some excellent-value seed packs at Wilkinsons. They were priced at 60p and 80p, but when I went to the…Continue

Grapes and how do you grow them?

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell Sep 16. 3 Replies

I was delighted to discover that the grapes I bought frpom a specialist supplier was exactly what they said it was, a grape to produce red wine.However, the growing of them is not easy. Is it a good principle to "thin" the grapes on the cluster to…Continue

Blog Posts


Posted by tony southall on September 29, 2014 at 20:26 0 Comments

This year I used a legume enhancer on my bean seed [rhizobium] it increases the bacteria that form the Nitrogen fixing nodules on the roots of legumes. The leaves stayed a nice green large and healthy some plants still have flowers setting. One plant that I had kept for seed  I dug up after removing the seed pods…


Izzy Wizzy Let's Get Busy

Posted by elaine rickett on September 27, 2014 at 9:00 0 Comments

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Processing garden produce into winter preserves is a time-consuming business.  This week it has been the turn of windfall apples, the last of the cherry tomatoes, and an over-abundance of courgettes.…




Posted by PaulMonkhouse on September 19, 2014 at 12:00 0 Comments

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Are you looking to build a shed base?

Just follow these simple steps and you’ll have a level and sturdy base for your new shed in no time…

1) Think where to put your shed!

  • Make sure there’s access (for delivery and access to all sides…

September Ramblings from Lincolnshire

Posted by Duncan Seth-Smith on September 17, 2014 at 20:11 0 Comments

I sit here in our small porch/conservatory looking out at a garden on the turn towards autumn, the sky is overcast and at 7.20pm the night is drawing in.

I have just shut the ducks away  but the chickens are still out so another trip when it is darker to shut them up for the night.

There is still quite a lot going on in the veg patch, the strawberries are still sending out runners but the whole bed is being moved this year. I need to replace some old plants with this years… Continue

Home and Away ...

Posted by elaine rickett on September 17, 2014 at 14:49 1 Comment

read more ...When we are away from home taking a break at the coast – I think about the garden – will my neighbour keep everything well watered – will I have huge marrow like courgettes to come back to – will all my new seedlings have withered in my absence.

I needn’t have worried.  I harvested as much as I could before we went away – told my neighbour to…


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