Give your favourites a thumbs up!On Facebook I follow the Horticultural Channel and see that they're currently asking for votes for their "Best of 2011" awards. UK Veg Gardeners here is one of the…Continue
My blog: www.urbanvegpatch.blogspot.co.uk
I'm growing fruit and veg inbetween two blocks of flats on the estate where I live. The 'Veg Patch' was dug out from under neglected rose bushes and cotoneaster, rampant ivy, overgrown shrubs and deep, deep roots. The space was originally intended to be a verdant space with trees, grass and space for children's gardening; sadly left to ruin, it has now been covered with concrete paving slabs and my dream is to quietly restore the gardens and instil a passion for growing veg to the community here. Only time will tell.
This is Chilli Guindilla Roja, a new chill for me this year. I've got a few peppers, capsicums and chillies…Continue
I'd like to say that I've been enjoying a bumper strawberry harvest from my veg patch - but I can't. Last year's runners taste revolting: watery and bland. Really, I don't know why I bother to pick them, except that I don't want to encourage the slugs. It was no better last year so I can't blame the weather. I've decided to pull them up when they've finished fruiting and start again, with the exception of the Rambling Cascade strawberries which came from Victoriana last summer. Maybe it…Continue
Last July I planted 5 perennial cauliflower plugs which had been supplied to me by our own UK Veg Gardener Stephen Shirley from Victoriana Nurseries. I was intrigued by the idea of a plant which would produce not one but several cauliflower heads - and regrow at the end of the season for the next four…Continue