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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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Jade Hwang commented on Jade Hwang's photo
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"I thought I was banned! Better late than never, haha."
Wednesday
Mark Willis commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli-lovers Group
"My first fully-ripe chillis of the year - Cayenne, Fidalgo Roxa and Aji Benito."
Tuesday
Mark Willis commented on Rozzie's group Tomato Lovers Group
"My tomato harvest is really ramping up now!"
Tuesday
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August is the peak of tomato-harvesting season! Luckily I have not been hit by Blight this year... https://t.co/KHxSvk8FFf
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Colin Robinson posted a discussion

drying onions

With a little help I managed to get most of this year's onion crop lifted and laid out for initial…See More
Sunday
mike wright commented on Rozzie's group Tomato Lovers Group
"Here's a pic of tow trusses from differnt plants. Grown from self saved Lidl cherry toms I…"
Aug 10
Mark Willis commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli-lovers Group
"I don't know the official name of this big chilli, so I'm calling it…"
Aug 6

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drying onions

Started by Colin Robinson on Sunday. 0 Replies

With a little help I managed to get most of this year's onion crop lifted and laid out for initial drying. They stay outside on these trays for a week or so before going into the greenhouse on wire trays where they stay until absolutely dry. I know…Continue

Hospital

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Mark Willis Aug 6. 4 Replies

Into hospital tomorrow for major surgery so no gardening for a while. I managed to get final sowings of spring onions, lettuce, radish and pak choi done today so when I'm back to full fitness it should be time to sit back and just enjoy the harvest…Continue

Cats pooing in my garden

Started by david ford. Last reply by Gareth Howell Aug 4. 11 Replies

Does anyone know of a reliable {if there is such a thing} way of stopping cats messing in my flower and veg beds its driving me to distraction they seem to come at night when I can't shoo them offContinue

posts?

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by david ford Aug 2. 10 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

What are you harvesting in July?

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Gareth Howell Jul 27. 20 Replies

Now that we are into July, most peoples plots must be producing plenty of crops, surely?Let's hear and see how your plot / garden is doing!I have already had a good crop of Broad Beans, like these "Witkiem Manita".…Continue

Rocket!

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell Jul 21. 8 Replies

Somebody here recommended keeping rocket in the ground from year to year, so I did that this last winter and now have a flurishing bthick bed of Rocket to choose from at any time.Problem is that a particular insect which eats nice round holes in the…Continue

one tub, how many taties?

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Mark Willis Jun 28. 5 Replies

One large tub with a single seed of Colleen. What will it produce?…Continue

What is everyone sowing in April?

Started by SallyAnn. Last reply by Gareth Howell Jun 5. 7 Replies

Now April is upon us, what are you all sowing this month?I am still waiting for my pallet collars so I can make a few decent sized beds in my back garden and I have sourced a good supply of horse manure. The wild garlic I planted in December is…Continue

first spuds

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Colin Robinson May 15. 1 Reply

First home-grown spuds of the year today. I always have a few tubs growing in the greenhouse for an extra early crop and tipped out the first lot today. 561g of the variety Colleen. Yumm. Given another couple of weeks they'll bulk up to give a lot…Continue

Is it just a hobby or a professional interest?

Started by Irinochka Apr 30. 0 Replies

Whom do you consider yourself a 'gardener' or a 'horticulturist'?Continue

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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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Late season scorecard

Posted by Lee James on September 25, 2016 at 20:19 0 Comments



We've been neglecting the plot again. Not full-on Fritzl-level neglect you understand, but certainly enough to alert the authorities, assuming that there were any authorities that paid attention to neglected…
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