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I've been growing tomatoes for years and like to try new varieties each season. This monster weighs in at 884g (nearly 2 lbs in old money) and the variety is Pineapple. It's the biggest I've ever grown by a good 200g. I never set out to grow these…Continue
What new veg/fruiy/type have you grown this year? Would you reccomend them?Let me start, on my never grown before list;1 Blue danube potatoes - brilliant color and great for roasting2 Patty pan - high yield ok taste (maybe I need to pick them…Continue
I am thinking of growing some red onions next year, and I have never done this before, so I would welcome any advice I can get. I am particularly interested in growing the long red Tropea onions like these:…Continue
If you like tomatoes - growing, them eating them etc - then maybe you should visit Stephen Shirley's "Totally Tomatoes" event at Victoriana Nursery Gardens in Challock, Kent. It lasts a whole week! This year there will be at least 163 different…Continue
Any other growers out there in veggie land grown Casablanca potatoes?I got 15 tubers at our local potato day and duly stuck them in the ground. They are a first early but can be left to grow on and produce a large crop. Anyway, I lifted the first…Continue
This lovely truss of 'golden sunrise' tomatoes was so heavy (770g) it broke away from the stem. I just hope they all ripen fully. Strange, but I've had three or four trusses break from the parent on various plants this year due to weight of fruit.…Continue
Im going to order seeds and I would appreciate some advice about which veg is best to grow in polytunnel from August onward.So far I consider Kale, Spinach, Radish, Rocket.Other recommendations appreciated and seed supplier, I consider Tamar…Continue
I have access to some spent mushroom compost and some very well rotted, 10+ years, cow manure. Im not sure whether to mix both together or layer them in the raised bed. Is it possible to plant directly ie seeds or seedlings into the mushroom compost…Continue
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…Continue
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…
For those who were waiting for Flaming June and feel cheated by the soggy June we just had, fret no more. There has never been a Flaming June month in UK and will never be. You get a couple of hot days or one week of sunny days here and there during British summer, that's all !
Disappointing weather aside, there is one vegetable that will never disappoint and…Continue
It’s June, the weather is warming, there’s been plenty of rain (!) and the rhubarb is looking on top of the world. From the small knuckles of underground potential, huge forests have grown in a few short weeks and now, in a Jurassic corner of the…Continue
I started growing shallots two years ago and I love their easy growing habits. Shallots are in the onion family and can be grown like onions. The difference is that they are smaller in size and they have the mild, sweeter taste. They also store better than onion. Once lifted and dried you can keep them over a year.
I bought …Continue