UK Veg Gardeners

April 2015 Blog Posts (4)

1st blog ever!

So my first blog. So many things to say since I have been sowing and caring for my little babies since February! Thank goodness I now have uk veg to vent my excitement instead of boring my work colleagues more than work itself!!!

So far I no particular order of success/death rate... Tomatoes, of many types, Corgettes, runner beans, broad beans, french beans, mange tout, sweet peas, sprouts, poppies, echinops, rosemary, butternut squash. Beetroot and leeks showed… Continue

Added by on April 29, 2015 at 18:49 — 4 Comments

An Update from Lincolnshire

This year I have a couple of new systems to record my success and failures. This will now become my main blog because my original blog site is closing.

This year I started my Toms Perle, Tigerella and Marmande, Peppers and Chilli in the house but they are now in the unheated greenhouse and have been potted up into their final pots, well Buckets, 99p from Wickes or £1 from B&Q.and three hanging baskets for the Perle Toms.

My cabbage,broccoli,cauliflower and curly kale were…


Added by Duncan Seth-Smith on April 17, 2015 at 20:30 — 2 Comments

Boulders,Bricks and Beetroot.

 I rather envy people who can talk about  raised beds. The one thing I have been doing over the last 4 years is to lower the level of garden soil to be able to do anything level at all. I planted spuds about 2 weeks ago and dag them up today. Quite pleasing the way the smaller ones had chitted already.

I dag 'em out because I realized when the sun came out that I have got to dig out 20cu m of very mixed sandstone boulders, sandstone and other things beside.  Getting the…


Added by Gareth Howell on April 11, 2015 at 18:57 — 2 Comments

What does a good session on the allotment plot do for you physically and mentally

Well I have been suffering from really painful sciatica since December of last year due to a lower spine problem probably age related at 73. Point to note I do not suffer from back pain sciatica affects the buttocks and legs..

Well yesterday I had my first really good relaxing long session on the allotment plot digging two long trenches planting two rows of seed potatoes and earthing up,with general tidying time spent about two and a half hours. Result the first time I have been pain…


Added by david ford on April 2, 2015 at 10:30 — 9 Comments

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