I had time to wander around around today as it wasn't so busy
I visited a great stand belonging to Alan Wilson, author of "The Peoples Potatoes"
Take a look at one of his favourite potatoes and read more here…Continue
I attended the Hampshire Potato Day yesterday. For me it was a real eye-opener. The range of potatoes, onions, garlic, peas, beans etc was amazing. You could buy potatoes either in bulk (eg. 2Kg bags) or individually at 17p a tuber, or £1.50 for 10. So flexible! This is the best way to do it for someone like me who doesn't want to buy a huge quantity. I must day I was sorely tempted to buy far too many potatoes, simply because of the sheer wealth of varieties on sale!
But for me there…Continue
Added by Damo on January 25, 2014 at 16:33 — No Comments
Last summer I had decided a Rhubarb plant somebody had kindly bought me would be potted up and left in a sunny spot on the patio. I wasn't expecting a great deal from it the first year but the fact that it barely grew at all and never showed any signs that it was likely to…Continue
Added by Sam Richards on January 22, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments
Our first package of seeds has arrived, plus I still have the flu!!
Added by Carrie Gault on January 22, 2014 at 11:53 — No Comments
What a lovely Sunday it wasdown South and to make the most of it, I was out in the garden all day
I sowed my first seeds of the year, also
I had some company though
It's surprising just how tame the birds are in my garden especially the RobinsContinue
Well January's half way through and it's about time I started getting organised on the veg plot!
Added by Damo on January 19, 2014 at 12:24 — No Comments
There has been some discussion recently on the Chilli-Lovers group about over-Wintering chilli plants, so I thought I might share this with a wider audience...
The received wisdom is that one should prune the mature chilli plants very severely, before bringing them indoors for the Winter. For those of us who do not have a heated greenhouse, the best place to keep them is on a light windowsill, preferably near a central-heating radiator. Then it is just a question of keeping them…Continue
Hi. I've not been on for a while but hope everyone had a good Christmas. Just wanted to let you knlw that I got a chicken coop for Christmas http://gardengeek.net/great-gift-santa/ and am going to be getting chickens in 6 weeks or so once spring in nearly here and it's a bit warmer.
Did you get anything exciting?
Added by Adem Djemil on January 15, 2014 at 11:50 — No Comments
Goodness I forgot all about this place, sorry fellow UK VEG Gardeners! Well here I am again, 'hello'! I've been writing away and going to try to write much more this year. I'll upload my first of the blog posts of 2014.
Hope everyone is well xx
Looking both ways -
Apples and Whisky…Continue
Not a lot happening with my plot at the moment. Leeks are still ticking over and are starting to grow on after repotting them. They are now on 10 hrs of light per day. This is probably a lot less than some growers but I had a really problem last year with all my leeks running to seed so I've decided to take things a bit slower this year. I will be on leave over the last week in January and I hope to constuct new beds and sort out my growing mixes then.
On Sunday we had the first…
Added by John Martin on January 14, 2014 at 8:05 — No Comments
Do you remember the Endives and Chicory about which I wrote a short while ago? They really are my favourite Winter salad items! Doesn't this look appetising??
Endives are not easy to grow - well, not as easy as Lettuce, for instance. They have a habit of bolting if the conditions…Continue
Added by Mark Willis on January 12, 2014 at 18:34 — No Comments
There has been certain areas of Salisbury realy effected by the recent floods
These allotments haven't been affected as bad as this since 1952 and my fellow allotmenteers must be devestatedContinue
I know that many members of the forum grow broccoli, so I thought I would just put in a word about a miniature variety called "Matsuri". It stays very small compared with other varieties of the Calabrese-style broccoli, so it is well-suited to growing where space is limited. I have grown it each year since 2011, and have found it to very consistent, though slow to mature (probably because I have grown it as an Autumn / winter crop rather than a Spring / Summer one). It doesn't seem to…Continue
Added by Mark Willis on January 11, 2014 at 18:48 — No Comments
Added by Damo on January 10, 2014 at 18:15 — No Comments
Well here we have the root structure of one of my Leeks. As you can see there is a fair amount of healthy white roots starting to bottom out of the pot. The pots they were in were 7cm square pots so I've moved them up to 1/2 litre pots.…Continue
Added by John Martin on January 9, 2014 at 16:12 — No Comments
Well I had a great day at Dundee today @ the Scottish Branch NVS Championships. This is the first time I've been at a "Big" show. I was absolutely shocked when I picked up two third prize tickets. One for my "Globo" onions less than 250 gms. this was out of 18 entries and was the bigest class at the show. …
Added by John Martin on January 9, 2014 at 16:10 — No Comments
A look at what's happening in the garden for the Garden Share Collective - http://thegardendeli.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/mud-flowers-and-rabbits-the-garden-in-january/
Added by Sarah Smith on January 4, 2014 at 20:26 — No Comments
Further to the recent discussion concerning Winter salads, here is a link for you to a blogpost about Endives, Chicory and Radicchio: