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December 2011 Blog Posts (21)

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year

Added by elaine rickett on December 31, 2011 at 16:46 — 2 Comments



Added by Paul Fearn on December 31, 2011 at 15:09 — No Comments

Chitting Potatoes

My Charlotte potatoes have arrived from the seed company much earlier than expected ... cont'd at

Added by elaine rickett on December 29, 2011 at 23:10 — 12 Comments

A Review of 2011

The highs and lows of a veg growing year!


Merry Christmas everbody and have a great 2012!!

Added by Damo on December 28, 2011 at 11:27 — 2 Comments

You win some you lose some!

cheack out whats happened to my Brassicas!

Added by Stacy Drury on December 27, 2011 at 20:08 — No Comments

Still Digging

Hello All

As you can see we are still fetching out weeds and horrible things

But the main paths now have bark down on them so easier to walk on.…


Added by miriam abbott on December 27, 2011 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Thanks for the welcome to UK Veg

Just like to say a big thanks to all that welcomed me to the site. I have been encouraged by your comments and look forward to what will grow on my little plot.

All the best to everyone for a happy Christmas and New Year.

Added by Tony Kelly on December 23, 2011 at 20:50 — No Comments

Warm Winter wishes

Please click the link below xx

Warm winter wishes

Added by Carrie Gault on December 22, 2011 at 18:04 — No Comments

End of the Year Review

I have been pondering about what was successful for me on the allotment this year and have decided it was definitely the soft fruit ...see more

Added by elaine rickett on December 22, 2011 at 0:11 — 1 Comment

Lost Boot & Baubles

Happy Christmas to All-otments from plot 52, may next years crop of baubles be a good one!…


Added by greg becker on December 20, 2011 at 10:12 — No Comments

First dig

Well, here is my half-plot which I have just took on. The other half was viewed at the same time as mine with another newbie but I'm not sure if they have decided to take it on. Having had a chat with some of my new neighbours the plot was well used and maintained. I've made a start digging it over to get it…


Added by Tony Kelly on December 14, 2011 at 21:30 — 5 Comments

Bringing some festive Cheer

As I cant get to the Allotment due to the weather, I have endulged in my other Passion........Cooking

Added by Stacy Drury on December 14, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments

Vegetable Transportation

No more worries for transporting veg, wet shine, muddy or even Snow

Vegetable Transportation

Added by Blicky on December 12, 2011 at 18:51 — No Comments

Soil Retribution

Some times it pays to complain about poor service

Maybe it's about time we got more like the Americans and didn't just be satisfied with less or poor service

Soil Retribution

Added by Blicky on December 8, 2011 at 18:12 — No Comments


Yesterday was a day for pruning the soft fruit bushes. The currants and gooseberries are now looking much healthier with a more open structure. They've had one mulch of compost but they'll get another in spring with a couple of handfuls of wood ash for each bush. Hopefully it'll be bumper crops again next year.

more with pics at:

Added by Colin Robinson on December 7, 2011 at 21:07 — 1 Comment

The Veggie Garden in December

see the full post at

Added by elaine rickett on December 7, 2011 at 18:58 — 5 Comments

just took on an allotment

Hi to everone at UK Veg. Ive dabbled in growing a bit of veg in the past but have just been given my half plot allotment after a 2 year wait. Was not expecting that in December but really looking forward to the challange. I will upload some photos soon so as to keep track of my efforts ( good or bad). Any advice on starting or taking on an allotment for the first time will be gratefully received-lots of hard work lies ahead.

Added by Tony Kelly on December 7, 2011 at 16:22 — 2 Comments

Meet the Girls.............

Meet my Girls, Hetty and Hilda my 2 chickens.  We have had them for nearly 2 years now and they are truly part of family

Added by Stacy Drury on December 6, 2011 at 20:06 — No Comments

winter at last....

When I got up this morning I could see that the hills were mantled in snow and looking very seasonal. We have the Lake District to the south, the Pennines to the east, the Southern Uplands to the north and the Galloway Hills to the west, all clothed in white. The only direction we don’t have hills is the south-west where the Solway widens into the open sea and that’s where the gales come from!!

more with pics (but not of snow) at…


Added by Colin Robinson on December 4, 2011 at 18:41 — No Comments

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