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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david ford commented on Mark Willis's photo

"Red Duke of York"

"Very pretty foliage and a very nice tasting potato too"
12 hours ago
david ford commented on Mark Willis's photo


"nice picture Mark I believe it is a hybrid variety, certainly very striking"
12 hours ago
Fiona replied to Fiona's discussion Grey Wagtails in the group Gardening For Wildlife
"I will certainly try and fit in a small one Trevor but hopefully out of sight of the dog as he will…"
Rozzie commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli Lovers Group
"I'm so jealous - all of my chillis that are up are teeny tiny - none ready to repot yet. What…"
Mark Willis posted a photo


Asparagus "Gijnlim"
Mark Willis commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli Lovers Group
"Trevor, they look pretty good. I have put my two into separate pots now, to give them room to…"
Terry Wells replied to Fiona's discussion Grey Wagtails in the group Gardening For Wildlife
"Plantlife are promoting a 'No to the Mow' campaign this year, good start for a wildlife…"
Colin Robinson replied to Trevor Alun Davies's discussion The Spring's Gone Dry
"Not a problem in west Cumbria! Aside from that most of my plants are module raised and planted out…"

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The Spring's Gone Dry

Started by Trevor Alun Davies. Last reply by Colin Robinson yesterday. 1 Reply

It seems to me that springs are getting drier. In my garden just now as the soil is warming, it is also becoming dry. The warm moist conditions essential to seed germination are absent. How do others deal with this situation?Continue

Broad bean update

Started by April Jones. Last reply by Trevor Alun Davies yesterday. 5 Replies

I have read many posts about whether to plant broad beans in the autumn. I planted a few last October and most made it through the winter without any protection. They are now flowering and I have beans!!! So proud of them!Continue

District council land

Started by Michael. Last reply by Gareth Howell yesterday. 4 Replies

Behind my garage I have a 2m strip of south facing land and then there is a fence off Public Park.  This land belongs to the local district council, after many years of asking the district council, the parish council has started to cut the grass…Continue

Tomato varieties

Started by Flen. Last reply by Colin Robinson on Sunday. 25 Replies

Hello everyone,I am starting to think about getting tomato seedlings growing. I have got a standard Gardener's Delight, and usually grow Sunburst too. Just saw "Sweet Million" at the garden centre, and wondered if anyone has grown these and what…Continue

Patience, small quantities, plug (flower) plants and bulbs!

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell Apr 9. 2 Replies

I decided now that I have more level space to grow veggies, after about five years of manual soil moving, that I  shall grow smaller quantities of everything, and grow them in demonstration 'rows'. It is surprising how many people do not know how to…Continue

'Calalloo' Leaf Amaranth

Started by Michael Apr 7. 0 Replies

I am trying to widening the types of vegetable I grow, this year and I’ve been think about grow 'Calalloo' Leaf Amaranth, I was wondering how easy is to grow in the East Midlands. Or will it be a waste of time and effort.  Continue

Chep Pallets where do I stand

Started by miriam abbott. Last reply by Eric Rowland Apr 7. 3 Replies

I have found that two pallets are the Blue Chep ones anyone if I can use them or do they need to go back,  If so how do i get them removedContinue

Another indentification please

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Mark Willis Apr 7. 2 Replies

Well, I'm impressed. Posting the photo of the Brown Mites resulted in a very quick identification. Thank you, Jill!Now for your next task...Does anyone know what tiny Hellebore seedlings look like? Could this be Hellebores?…Continue

Unidentified creatures - identification needed please!

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by tony southall Apr 7. 8 Replies

On the underside of one of my plastic compost bins there are large numbers of these:-…Continue


Started by Phil Brockes. Last reply by Eric Rowland Apr 7. 22 Replies

Hi Guys I'm having trouble with slugs ... Any idea on some thing natural to control them.. Has to be natural and harmless to chickens as I plan to get some in near future .. Any help appreciated ?

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Posted by tony southall on April 9, 2014 at 21:30 0 Comments

Looking foreward to Saturday 20 members from another gardening web site are meeting up at Cardiff spring show.Great oppertunity to meet members face to face,will then have a meet up at the Malvern show with the final one at Harrowgate.Theres a guy who sells fantastic gladiola corms the ones I want are Bangladesh,tall white spikes with just a red tint in the centre,he gave a talk on growing gladioli at our gradening club 2 years ago                                    BANGLADESH…


The Bee Project

Posted by Southbourne Gardens on April 9, 2014 at 16:27 0 Comments

A new blog post over at Southbourne Gardens…



Posted by Southbourne Gardens on April 9, 2014 at 16:25 0 Comments

A new blog post over at Southbourne Gardens…


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