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Radishes sown ten days ago are showing signs of life and various poppy seeds are looking like vigorous seedlings. No broad beans yet. Rabbits may find life more difficult this year and I've put up netting to prevent them coming in, but like the…Continue
today sun shining again soil dry workable so i just couldn,t wait i got just 12 of my first earlies home guard and put them in made a big ridge so it will be a few weeks before they show and then i cover them at night to guard against frost no harm…Continue
Our UKVG forum currently has about 1500 members. If each member could recruit just ONE more member we could have 3000 members. Simple arithmetic!A group like ours needs the constant addition of "new blood" to keep it active. Could you recruit a new…Continue
I have read somewhere that it is good to mulch potted Blueberries with pine-needles, in order to maintain the required level of acidity in their compost. Does anyone have any first-hand experience with this? I would like to know if it really…Continue
Hello,Simone Jacqueline here, just joined UK VEG and am a very happy new member! Question of the day/week: What is the best process for germination? I have a heated propagator but because my home wasn't receiving that much sunlight I decided to give…Continue
I read somewhere that you could overwinter peas to get an extra early crop so last back end I duly sowed a dozen or so in a big tub in the greenhouse and left them to get on with it. They soon popped up and have continued growing through the winter.…Continue
As I set them out to “chit”, or to sprout their little arms and legs in the cool, dry, semi-spring-like air, I felt a surge of creative energy in my veins. If I can use an old milk-carton, scraps of twine and plastic netting, and a…
Tipped out one of the compost daleks today to get some wonderful crumbly stuff...as good as anything you can buy. The texture is amazing but the material at the bottom of the bin has been 'cooking' for about 18 months so it should be. This stuff forms the basis of my potting mixes and I made…Continue
It's that time when I don my oldest (Next stop the bin ) clothes, and descend on the greenhouse with buckets of Jeyes Fluid. A couple of hours sloshing and scrubbing sees me gasping for fresh air and smelling like a newly cleaned public convenience!
Never mind, everything is clean and scrubbed, so it's off to the shower, having dumped most outer garments either in the aforesaid bin, or the washing machine.
So today it was the turn of the sulphur candle. Set the tin on a brick…Continue