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East Anglian Veg Gardeners

If you live in the Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex or Cambridgeshire this is the group for you

Members: 26
Latest Activity: Mar 5, 2017

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Open your garden for Age UK Norfolk

Started by Age UK Norfolk Jul 30, 2014. 0 Replies

We are looking for people in Norfolk to share their passion and open their gardens, helping us raise money to improve later life for older people across Norfolk.Opening your garden is a rewarding way…Continue

Frost Free

Started by Andrew Goodall Dec 14, 2012. 0 Replies

Warmer, but wet and windy here in west Suffolk. At least I have turned the greenhouse heater off.Continue

Hello

Started by Andrew Goodall. Last reply by Trish le Gal Dec 13, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi allJust joined from a very frosty West Suffolk. I live just in Suffolk but just a short distance from Norfolk. Our patch is on very heavy Clay, only lived here three years and tending the plot for…Continue

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Comment by Rhiannon Maslen on August 14, 2010 at 20:37
I've joined your group even though I'm a little outside of your defintion of east anglia, but thats me edgy!!
Comment by Magic Cochin on August 15, 2010 at 10:23
Hi Rhiannon 'edgy' people are allowed into this group too ;-)
Comment by Elizabeth palmer on August 19, 2010 at 23:00
Hello All, quite new to this veg lark - what can I set this time of year now my sweet peas and marigolds have finished and left a gap? Preferably child friendly- by that I mean they'd like to eat it! Isthere a crop that would come this year or is everything set now for next year?
Comment by Trish le Gal on August 20, 2010 at 8:41
Hi Elizabeth, I garden on my allotment on the North Norfolk coast and have just sown a load of salad leaves (rocket, oriental leaves like mizuna and tatsoi, and winter lettuce like Winter Density and Lattughino) which will over-winter outside in a sheltered spot and do even better under a bit of cover (green/shade netting or plastic tunnels). Most kids love the mild peppery tastes.
Comment by Elizabeth palmer on August 21, 2010 at 21:28
Thanks Trish, for the advise. I havn't got much space but looking at the bald patches just seems a waste!
Any ideas for a reliable cabbage?
(Dream of being able to cope with an allotment too!)
Comment by Mark Richardson on August 29, 2010 at 1:41
Hi
After the sever my blog was on, fried it’s self recently and patiently waiting for it to be fixed, I’ve lost the lot. I can’t even get a Cached version, so I went looking for a new home and found you. I must say it looks like a very healthy community of veg growers. I’ve spent ages your reading posts and the time is cracking on, so I will have to update later on!!!
Comment by Trish le Gal on August 30, 2010 at 9:24
Hi again Elizabeth - when you say a reliable cabbage what time of year are you looking to harvest? I have done very well with Peter F1 for a hungry gap harvest (April/May), but found that when I tried to get seed the next year it had disappeared from the catalogues! So it's a question of just sorting through and trying something new - the pointy types are good for harvesting in spring. The early cabbage Premier (June/July) has also done well for me. You might want to check out my website for my book on the hungry gap harvest.
Comment by Jude on June 10, 2011 at 12:50

Hello all, just thought I'd say hello :-)

I grow lovely veggies in my garden which is in a small village north of Norwich. I'm particularly interested in heritage varieties.

Comment by Trish le Gal on June 11, 2011 at 8:31

Hi Jude, delighted that someone relatively close to Wells-next-the-Sea has joined. If you're over here in the summer at all come and see me at my allotments (east end). Middle access road (there are three), down the bottom, large shed with a lace curtain on the left. If I'm not there, ask someone.

What about the dry weather eh? Pigeons have played merry havoc with my peas!

Comment by Jude on June 11, 2011 at 8:34

Hi Trish,

My garden is usually wet throughout the year as we back onto water meadows but even we are suffering this year :-(

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