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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Stephen Shirley commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli Lovers Group
"Probably not best to post here but guess who's found another interesting wholesale grower /…"
14 hours ago
Nerys Chaplin commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli Lovers Group
"Fuego, hmmm that does ring a bell. Well now I know that they like growing in my conservatory, I…"
14 hours ago
Mark Willis replied to Mark Willis's discussion Where is everyone?
"Hi Gareth; It's great to see you contributing enthusiastically as always! There is a small…"
16 hours ago
Gareth Howell commented on Duncan Seth-Smith's blog post Disappointment or a Result
"It is surprising how chutney matures in the jar, after some months. I never enjoy it straight away,…"
17 hours ago
Gareth Howell commented on Niamh's blog post How much land do you need to be self sufficient?
"1 acre and a cow for self sufficiency.. but for how many people?"
19 hours ago
Gareth Howell replied to Mark Willis's discussion Where is everyone?
"Isn't it Thanksgiving this weekend? That may be your answer to the lack of correspondents…"
19 hours ago
Mark Willis commented on Stephen Shirley's photo

Chillies & Peppers

"That's a real "sight for sore eyes" as they say! Beautiful."
Stephen Shirley posted a photo

Chillies & Peppers

A nice little haul of Chillies & Peppers

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Where is everyone?

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Mark Willis 16 hours ago. 7 Replies

Sometimes it seems as if Trev Davies is the only one participating in this forum! (Hi Trev!). Seriously, if the UKVG forum is to have any appeal, it needs more input from its members, so please consider submitting some photos, blogposts, discussion…Continue

In the process of ordering next year's seeds, what would you recommend for growing?

Started by Jade Hwang. Last reply by Trevor Alun Davies on Monday. 5 Replies

I will recommend1. Climbing French Bean  Borlotta Lingua di Fuoco for its decorative look and lovely creamy taste2. Winter Squash  Sweet Dumpling. It tastes sweet like chestnut and have short mature season compared to other pumpkins and…Continue

Late Season Crops

Started by Trevor Alun Davies. Last reply by Jade Hwang on Monday. 10 Replies

What a strange autumn it's been. Still picking tomatoes, chillies, and peppers in the greenhouse. Picked cucumbers and courgettes long after they would normally have finished. How has the season end been for you?Continue

clever creatures

Started by stephen heath. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Sunday. 10 Replies

i live out in the country and every year we get a problem with rats ;now i have put down some bait stations;and i assume it is a rat that carries small stones and twigs into the station covering over the bait .this time it has gone further and the…Continue

Perpetual Spinach

Started by Trevor Alun Davies. Last reply by Duncan Seth-Smith on Saturday. 5 Replies

This may seem like a daft question, but is perpetual spinach perpetual? The reason is, I have a nice clump of perpetual spinach just where I want to plant some autumn raspberry canes. Would it be worth transplanting it, or will it go over soon…Continue

Preserving food for Winter

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Nerys Chaplin on Friday. 9 Replies

I would be interested to hear from other UKVG members what fruit and veg they preserve for Winter use, and how.Lots of people write about having "gluts" or more produce than they can conveniently use before it goes bad, so surely it makes sense to…Continue

The Great British Cookbook charity appeal

Started by Mark Willis on Friday. 0 Replies

I have recently had the privilege of contributing to a great e-book called "The Great British Cookbook", which is being sold in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, and Hospitality Action. The book is mainly about food and recipes, but also about food…Continue


Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell Nov 16. 7 Replies

I purchased a dozen "crowns" to discover that in fact they are plug plants which will need to be potted first to survive, and then repotted in this boldly claimed effective system of growbags.I am attracted to that method on account of bunny…Continue

Fruit tree pruning

Started by Gareth Howell Nov 16. 0 Replies

I have always worked on the principles that Apple and Pear should be pruned in winter and plumjust after the crop. Now I've got grapes I am also pruning them in winter too. Is this ok?Continue

Cloches For Garlic

Started by Trevor Alun Davies. Last reply by Trevor Alun Davies Nov 9. 4 Replies

In the past, I have always grown my garlic under cloches. This is because I once read in a book by Peter Seabrook ( Yes, I am that old) that it produced better bulbs. Thinking about it now, I can't recall reading of anyone else doing that.Was…Continue

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The Great British Cookbook

Posted by Mark Willis on November 21, 2014 at 15:24 0 Comments

Recently I have been involved in the production of an exciting new e-book called "The Great British Cookbook", which is being sold in order to raise funds for two very deserving charities - Macmillan Cancer Support, and Hospitality Action. The book contains recipes for 50 Starters, 100 Mains and 50 Desserts. They all look absolutely amazing! There are also sections on a number of other related themes, like food production and suppliers.


I have represented the GYO community by…


purple sprouting

Posted by stephen heath on October 30, 2014 at 8:10 3 Comments

this year my veg seem to have gone mad beetroot like footballs ,parsnips gone down out of sight using a spade down the side to get them out must be about 2 foot long good eating but the tails are too long ,as for the sprouting it should be ready next year but most of it has flowered weeks ago and yes it is the late one i have tried eating it but does not taste right had big carrots this year i thought i had beaten the fly but no he has attacked with vengeance can,t wait to use enviromesh for…


My garden plan

Posted by Mark Willis on October 26, 2014 at 19:46 0 Comments

My garden is not big (about 10 x 10 metres or so), but I get a lot of produce from it. Recently some readers of my blog asked me to write about what I have been growing in it this year, so I have described it in this post:-



Pottering in the October sun

Posted by Duncan Seth-Smith on October 11, 2014 at 18:30 4 Comments

The sun came out so I decided to do some tidying in the garden. The lawn was mown , well I used the mower to hoover up the leaves.

Then into the veg garden to tidy up a bit. The radish , now 3" long and nibbled by mice were pulled along with weeds. I still have lettuce and cabbage in the new strawberry bed so the strawbs and their runners are still in place.

I have removed the netting and dried it ready to be packed away until next year.

This years bed of spinach and… Continue

Just a Few Last Jobs …

Posted by elaine rickett on October 9, 2014 at 22:23 4 Comments

A Woman of the Soil read more ...

I set myself the task of clearing the courgettes and planting out the cavolo nero kale.  Let me tell you – those courgette plants are vicious brutes when you are working amongst the leaves and stems – my arms were cut to ribbons.…



Perry pear trees

Posted by Terry Wells on October 6, 2014 at 8:17 0 Comments

Probably too far away for most of you (I am in west Wales) but my local fruit tree nursery are selling off their stock of perry pears for £3 each, 2yr old and older by the look of them. Website Applewise for more detail. I picked up one each of Berllanderi Green and Welsh Gin, on vigorous rootstock so I felt two were enough!


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