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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Duncan Seth-Smith replied to Colin Robinson's discussion one tub, how many taties?
"That is a good crop. I have 4 x 30L tubs with three seed pots in each. My downfall is that I have…"
2 hours ago
Hattie is now a member of UK Veg Gardeners
Colin Robinson commented on Mark Willis's blog post Review of some 1st Early potatoes
"I'll give Juliette a try next year, Mark. Lady C was always my favourite for taste but they do…"
Mark Willis replied to Colin Robinson's discussion posts?
"Colin; I've done my best (as you and a few other stalwarts have), but the Forum never seems to…"
Mark Willis posted blog posts
Mark Willis commented on Jade Hwang's photo


"That's a plentiful crop, Jade!"
Mark Willis commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli-lovers Group
"If anyone is interested, here's a link to a post on my blog, giving an update on chilli…"
Jade Hwang posted photos

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one tub, how many taties?

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Duncan Seth-Smith 2 hours ago. 3 Replies

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


Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Mark Willis on Saturday. 9 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 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

Cats pooing in my garden

Started by david ford. Last reply by Gareth Howell Jun 5. 7 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

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

potato progress

Started by Colin Robinson Apr 27. 0 Replies

Flowers are opening on the greenhouse spuds so it won't be long till the first new potatoes of the year are gracing our dinner plates. This is probably my favourite 'looking forward to' moment of the gardening year. Spuds out on the plot got a bit…Continue

Suspected Scams

Started by Trevor Alun Davies. Last reply by Mark Willis Apr 7. 1 Reply

One of our members has reported receiving a suspicious message from a member named Sophie Reyer. On reading this message, It looks very much like a scam of some type. I have subsequently removed this Member from the site, and would urge members not…Continue

Profile comment

Started by SallyAnn. Last reply by SallyAnn Apr 6. 5 Replies

Has anyone else had a slightly questionable profile comment from Sophie Reyer asking to reply to her email address?Continue

Peach tree in full blossom, but no bees ! It will be another year without peaches to pick?!

Started by Jade Hwang. Last reply by Jade Hwang Apr 3. 2 Replies

 Very depressed for yet another year of dashed hope...Continue

Blog Posts

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.…


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...…


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…


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…


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…

Not Gar's last chorus bu Adew

Posted by Gareth Howell on July 29, 2016 at 8:55 0 Comments

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…


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