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Colin Robinson replied to Mark Willis's discussion Plans for 2017?
"We're hoping to move house this year to somewhere smaller so my gardening activities are…"
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Mark Willis replied to Mark Willis's discussion Plans for 2017?
"Thanks for the link to Vegclub, Duncan. I must say that it is hard to maintain one's…"
Trevor Alun Davies replied to Mark Willis's discussion Plans for 2017?
"No doubt, Mrs. Davies will see to that , Mark! Duncan, tried butternut squash for two or three…"
Duncan Seth-Smith replied to Mark Willis's discussion Plans for 2017?
"The only thing new this year is Brit pops mini corn which we like on the bar-b-que. I see you are…"
Mark Willis replied to Mark Willis's discussion Plans for 2017?
"Trevor, I retired in 2016 and I can tell you that this "I'll have more time" idea is…"
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Trevor Alun Davies replied to Mark Willis's discussion Plans for 2017?
"New year has officially started. Bought seed potatoes Lady Christal, and shallots Red Sun today. My…"
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Plans for 2017?

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Colin Robinson 15 hours ago. 6 Replies

What are you planning to grow this year? Anything different / unusual? Any grand designs for garden re-structuring?.My plans include trying out Hazel bean-poles for the first time instead of bamboo, and creating an area in my garden devoted to big…Continue

Why do birds not eat fallen berries?

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Mark Willis Dec 3, 2016. 2 Replies

I have a Cockspur Thorn tree in my garden, and it produces lots of big red…Continue

What's left?

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Colin Robinson Nov 30, 2016. 3 Replies

For the first time in I don't know how many years I have very little left on the plot for the Christmas dinner. A few dozen skinny leeks and some rather undeveloped swedes. Oh, and beetroot, but I'm not sure how beetroot will fit in with turkey,…Continue

How was your Gardening Year?

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Trevor Alun Davies Nov 16, 2016. 2 Replies

Most gardeners I know have been reporting that 2016 has been a very challenging year. We are told that it has been the hottest year since records began in the 19th Century. Certainly where I live (NE Hants), the Autumn was unusually mild, allowing…Continue

New Vegetable growing website

Started by Duncan Seth-Smith. Last reply by Trevor Alun Davies Nov 12, 2016. 2 Replies

 I found a new vegetable growing website, it is fairly new but is very active during the season, there is also a forum on the website.   VegClub.UK Continue

Tags: tips, growing, forum, website, vegetable

Multi coloured carrots

Started by Duncan Seth-Smith. Last reply by Colin Robinson Oct 30, 2016. 1 Reply

I have been asked to grow these different coloured carrots. Can anyone recommend a variety/ supplier?

Tags: pink, white, purple, coloured, Carrots

Is light more important than heat for chillies?

Started by Jade Hwang. Last reply by Jade Hwang Oct 29, 2016. 2 Replies

Last year I got 3 red chillies out of dozens of plants growing in the green house.  This summer I put all the chilli plants outside and brought half of the plants back to the green house  mid September.  To my amazement, most of the chillies outside…Continue

Summer raspberries

Started by Sue Gollop. Last reply by Colin Robinson Oct 23, 2016. 3 Replies

I want to grub up a row of old summer raspberry canes and replant new ones.  Can I replant in the same place-I have no other possible place for them so please say yes! Is it a hard job to dig the old canes out? Any advice? When is the best time to…Continue

Just planted some senshyu onion sets

Started by James Carter. Last reply by Colin Robinson Oct 14, 2016. 1 Reply

I've just put down some senshyu onion sets in between my leeks and brussels. Just realised, though, that once the leeks and sprouts are done, I ought to dig over the patch, but these onions will be in the way!! Would I be able to take them up one by…Continue


Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Colin Robinson Oct 7, 2016. 3 Replies

Never had this before but my current crop of leeks has grown up...and up....and up but all the plants are refusing to put on any girth. The result is about 60 very tall and thin leeks which are very susceptible to wind damage. I've grown the same…Continue

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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.

in Praise of Globe Artichokes

Posted by Jade Hwang on July 3, 2016 at 10:00 0 Comments

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…


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