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"Some of my chilli seedlings have grown big enough to be transplanted into individual pots. I'm…"
Mark Willis replied to Colin Robinson's discussion Tomato seedlings through
"My approach is the same as yours, Colin, though this year I haven't yet sowed any tomato…"
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Trevor Alun Davies replied to Colin Robinson's discussion Tomato seedlings through
"Sowed mine this evening, bit behind this year. But generally find everything catches up, anyway."
Mar 13
Duncan Seth-Smith replied to Colin Robinson's discussion Tomato seedlings through
"Mine are doing quite well, along with chillies"
Mar 13

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Cats pooing in my garden

Started by david ford. Last reply by Mark Willis on Sunday. 3 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

Tomato seedlings through

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Mark Willis on Sunday. 3 Replies

First lot of tomato seedlings are now through and growing away healthily on a window sill. I always sow two or three lots of tom seeds with a couple of weeks between so that if we do get sudden cold snaps I'm unlikely to lose everything. Mind you, I…Continue


Started by Colin Robinson Mar 13. 0 Replies

Rhubarb crumble for tea tonight. I could have pulled some sticks at the end of last month which is very early but I left the plant to get a bit stronger before picking.…Continue

nice surprise

Started by Colin Robinson Feb 21. 0 Replies

Weather was good yesterday so I decided to try and get one of the beds ready for planting. Among the weeds I found half a dozen baby beetroot left over from a late sowing last year. No bigger than golf balls they were surprisingly tender when…Continue

what is gardening?

Started by Irinochka. Last reply by Irinochka Feb 20. 7 Replies

Dear Gardeners! Once I have realized that the dictionaries give very boring definition of «garden». It’s  just a piece of land with trees and flowers. It’s unfair! The garden is something special, isn’t it? What’s your idea? What’s garden for you?Continue


Started by Dan Hall. Last reply by Lisa G Feb 19. 3 Replies

Greetings UK Veg Gardeners,I thought as a newcomer I might try to start a page on herbs, and specifically growing them organically, either from seed or from small plants.I live near Chichester, and was wondering if there were any like minded people…Continue

Less haste, please!

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Jade Hwang Feb 13. 4 Replies

At this time of year the Social Media is awash with people posting proudly about having sown this that or the other type of seeds, and it is easy to feel pressurised to follow suit. The experienced gardener will wait a while yet, I think, because he…Continue

Raisin d'etre

Started by Trevor Alun Davies. Last reply by Mark Willis Feb 11. 5 Replies

In the greenhouse today, lots of fuchsias putting out fresh, green leaves. Outside lots of things pushing up through the dark earth.It all just reminds me why I'm a gardener.Continue

Garlic Experiment

Started by Trevor Alun Davies Feb 11. 0 Replies

Having lost my entire garlic crop last year due to the wet autumn of 2015, I planted my garlic outside as usual last October, and they seem ok. But am also trying planting them in modules in my unseated greenhouse. The idea being they will escape…Continue

shortage of veg??

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Mark Willis Feb 11. 1 Reply

The media seems full of the idea that supermarkets are running short of certain veg. due to weather conditions in parts of Europe. There is a simple answer to something else!The time to worry is when there is no food to put on the table. Continue

Blog Posts

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…


Drying out the alliums

Posted by Lee James on July 23, 2016 at 21:57 0 Comments

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…


First real harvest of 2016

Posted by Duncan Seth-Smith on July 7, 2016 at 22:06 3 Comments

I have ofcourse harvested lettuce, radish and Swiss chard but today I harvested my peas. They were in a raised bed 2mtr X 1 mtr. I sowed them closely in four rows. This year they have produce 2.5lbs of peas. I don't know whether this is good or bad. For me it is great because last year the mice ate the seeds and I produced zero lbs.

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