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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
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
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
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
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 this....eat something else!The time to worry is when there is no food to put on the table. Continue
We're now down to the last couple of dozen of last year's onions and, amazingly, some of the Red Barron grown from sets are still nice and firm. There seems to be a belief that red onions from sets don't keep well but I've never had much of a…Continue
We've always made our own soups as long as I can remember and in winter a bowl of hot soup with crusty bread and a wedge of cheese is the perfect lunch.Now we can make even more !!Just after Christmas my wife invested in a soup maker which was in…Continue
Don't forget it's the Hampshire Potato Day event next weekend - Sat & Sun 28 / 29 Jan.It takes place in Whitchurch (not far from Andover). Details are a per last year's event, I think - See the EVENTS tab on our forum.I'll definitely be going.…Continue
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…
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