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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Suzanne Allen replied to Stephen Shirley's discussion Sadly It Is Time To Say Goodbye...
"I am sorry to hear this. However I say that knowing that I did not make full use of your site. This…"
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Sadly It Is Time To Say Goodbye...

It is with regret I have to say that UK Veg Gardeners will be closing very shortly.In honesty it is…See More
Thursday
Colin Robinson replied to Barrie's discussion Is it possible to reuse compost year after year in containers?
"Barrie, is the compost you mention the commercial stuff you buy in bags? If it is then it…"
May 7
Lewis bwood is now a member of UK Veg Gardeners
Apr 24
Barrie replied to Barrie's discussion Is it possible to reuse compost year after year in containers?
"Thank you Anne for your well written reply, I will do as you suggest and replace half of each…"
Apr 19

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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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Sadly It Is Time To Say Goodbye...

Started by Stephen Shirley. Last reply by stephen collings on Thursday. 2 Replies

It is with regret I have to say that UK Veg Gardeners will be closing very shortly.In honesty it is with very heavy heart I am doing this but there are a combination of factors that have brought this about and GDPR (which I do not think Ning are…Continue

Is it possible to reuse compost year after year in containers?

Started by Barrie. Last reply by Colin Robinson May 7. 3 Replies

Hi everyone.. I had quite a successful, enjoyable 1st year growing veg in 12, 66ltr large containers. My question is, to do the same in the future, do i have the expense of having to change all the compost, or can i somehow reuse the old compost?I…Continue

Do you grow Tomatoes in Winter?

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell Feb 15. 2 Replies

I have built my lean to greenhouse and I am aware of the advantage of using it to extend the growing season in the spring time, and for tomato growers in the Autumn too, but can I grow tomatoes all through the winter in a greenhouse.?  Are there…Continue

What is everyone up to?

Started by Sal Tuplin. Last reply by Gareth Howell Jan 16. 3 Replies

I don't know about everyone else but as soon as New Year is out the way my attention turns once more to my garden. Of course frustration takes hold pretty quickly as its way to early in the year but none the less I have to start pottering. So... I…Continue

Garden Shredder

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell Jan 10. 6 Replies

I am lucky in most ways with the closeness of the garden to the house so I can plug in at all places in the garden with electric tools which, while heavy, are about less than half the price of petrol driven machines. I make sure I wear rubber boots…Continue

the favourite plant in your garden.

Started by Irinochka. Last reply by Cayte Norman Nov 21, 2017. 2 Replies

Describe your favourite plant in your garden. Why do you like it? Is it because it's beatiful? Or perhaps it gives you energy or it needs much care as a child or it can relieve your feelings? Please share your thoughts with me!Continue

Garlic Bulbils; How much splitting can I do?

Started by Gareth Howell Oct 29, 2017. 0 Replies

I must be very challenged for intelligence since I've been growing Alium with a little success for 5-6 years, but never worked through from bulbil to fully grown bulb of the Garlic.What I resent doing, and gardening is very much a matter of trial…Continue

posts?

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Gareth Howell Oct 23, 2017. 23 Replies

I'm getting the distinct impression that the group is starting to falter and go the way of so many, although I hope I'm wrong. There seems to be a lack of posts about just about anything these days so here's a post about the lack of posts. I've…Continue

plum/damson

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Gareth Howell Oct 23, 2017. 1 Reply

Seven years ago I bought what I thought was a late plum variety (Czar) to go with my Opal, an early variety. I got it from Aldi and it was described as being on a dwarf rootstock. It grew strong and healthy to nearly 5 metres but showed no signs of…Continue

Black Radishes + Spring Onions.

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell Aug 22, 2017. 1 Reply

I have just planted late Radishes in the seed bed, and Spring onions. There is one big difference in the way that I'm planting now; I have bought a good yardage of very thin fleece I think it is called, and with a garden seething wth birds of about…Continue

Blog Posts

When I was blogging and had an allotment I loved coming over here to chat to people who were fellow gardeners and learned s lot from them - but I stopped blogging and had to give up my allotment so t…

Posted by elaine rickett on May 25, 2018 at 9:45 0 Comments

When I was blogging and had an allotment I loved coming over here to chat to people who were fellow gardeners and learned s lot from them - but I stopped blogging and had to give up my allotment so there didn't seem much point any more - my last entry was in 2014 so I am as much to blame as anyone that the site has lost its popularity - over the years I am sure the forums have given people a lot of enjoyment as they did me - if there Are any members left who remember me I wish you well in the… Continue

Tomato update - early July

Posted by Mark Willis on July 2, 2017 at 16:09 0 Comments

How are your tomatoes doing, fellow-gardeners?

I don't have any ripe tomatoes yet (though I think some of them are nearly ready), but most of my varieties have set a lot of fruit this year so I'm hoping for a decent harvest - that's as long as the blight stays away!

If you want the full details,…

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Review of some 1st Early potatoes

Posted by Mark Willis on June 24, 2017 at 19:00 1 Comment

I have lifted all of my First Early potatoes now. Here's my review of the 6 different varieties.…

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2017 Chillis

Posted by Mark Willis on June 24, 2017 at 18:47 0 Comments

My chillis have certainly enjoyed the really hot weather during the middle of June. Here's a "situation report" blogpost about them...…

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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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