UK Veg Gardeners

July 2016 Blog Posts (4)

Not Gar's last chorus bu Adew

I have been picking the brains of the Ukveggardener experts for a good three years now, but family events earlier in the year, lead me to Andalucia for the winter months, hopefully, to avoid the worst of the British weather.

Perhaps I should report my progress or lack of it, during this year.  I am basically a fruit grower. I am going to pick chestnuts in Spain soon,but my enthusiasm for apples, pears, and grapes also is unabated. I got three grafted vines from Vic, last year, but…

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Added by Gareth Howell on July 29, 2016 at 8:55 — No Comments

Drying out the alliums



The recent blast of inferno-like conditions has hit us at a rather handy moment, as we've hoiked up all that remained of our autumn-planted allium crops and got them in the shed drying out. From past experience, autumn-planted onions don't store anything like as well as their spring-planted counterparts…

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Added by Lee James on July 23, 2016 at 21:57 — No Comments

First real harvest of 2016

I have ofcourse harvested lettuce, radish and Swiss chard but today I harvested my peas. They were in a raised bed 2mtr X 1 mtr. I sowed them closely in four rows. This year they have produce 2.5lbs of peas. I don't know whether this is good or bad. For me it is great because last year the mice ate the seeds and I produced zero lbs.

Added by Duncan Seth-Smith on July 7, 2016 at 22:06 — 3 Comments

in Praise of Globe Artichokes

For those who were waiting for Flaming June and feel cheated by the soggy June we just had, fret no more. There has never been a Flaming June month in UK and will never be.  You get a couple of hot days or one week of sunny days here and there during British summer, that's all !

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Disappointing weather aside, there is one vegetable that will never disappoint and…

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Added by Jade Hwang on July 3, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

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