A social network for vegetable gardeners in the UK.
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For the first time on our allotments we have sparrows attacking our peas. The seagulls used to keep them away but they have now been frightened off by big swooping bird balloons on the roof of the local factory. I grow my peas up wigwams made from…Continue
Shovelling compost for our six new veggie boxes - (decking boards - May 18th, 2011) - which we'd just found the week before.... setting things up on our 2nd half plot allotment and the plan was to add compost as mulch, so as to disturb the soil as…Continue
Just a reminder for those of you who don't already do it but there's a quick and easy way to increase your stock of tomato plants. Simply root the side shoots that you are pinching out and you get new plants. I let them grow to about 4 inches then…Continue
Although the wind is still freezing cold it was nice and warm in the greenhouse so I made a very late start on sowing seed - I just couldn't wait any longer. I lost my first batch of tomato seedlings so have re-sown together with cucumber, salad…Continue
Hi everyone,Am new to the forum and to growing veg.I'm currently attempting potatoes, carrots and spring onions. Due to a small garden I am growing all of these in bags.The potatoes seem to be doing well considering I only planted them 16th…Continue
On my daily plot inspection I found one of the onions with a small seed head formed so I pinched it out before it could sap any more of the plant's energy. I suppose one out of a hundred and fifty or so ain't bad but with the spring we've just had I…Continue
First we had cold, dry weather, now we have warm dry weather. I find this has made germinating seeds in the open ground difficult. Has anyone else experienced this and how have they overcome it?Continue
I guess Rev Wilkes must have got married to the Beauty of Bath, since they cross pollinate, but she is showing signs of being a reluctant bride. Wilkes is covered with many "set" little apples, almost too many, considering the eventual size and…Continue
If anyone needed an excuse to grow flowers among their fruit and vegetables let me give one.Continue
Will a seaweed boundary keep the slugs and snails at bay from the brassicas and lettuces my next door plot neighbour hopes so he collected quite a sizeable amount that was washed up from our local beach and deposited a barrier all round the bed.…Continue
A friend of mine gave me this tip and although doubtful I did give it a try because again my french beans were under attack from slugs. Low and behold...it works!Continue
Where I live in the East Midlands the weather is definitely on the cool side. The odd afternoon has been sunny but still with a chill wind - certain plants are thriving but others are suffering from lack of warmth
As you can see from this picture, everything appears to be doing well, but all is not as it…Continue