Veg growing week-by-week

Visit here for up-to-the-minute news posts about what’s growing and being harvested – RIGHT NOW –  in veg beds locally and around the UK. As a grower it’s important to get in tune with the seasons and to sow, plant and harvest at the right time, so here you’ll find the latest news from several of the UK’s best.

1) Frith Farm in Beverley, 2) Garden Organic in Coventry and 3) The Real Seed Company in Pembrokeshire. Click on the photos for more information, you do not need Facebook.

If you have a bumper harvest, maybe you’ll be able to pledge some of your harvest to to Freedom Feastival in September?

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5 months ago
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Well this is exciting! 🍓 #strawberry #strawberries #chemicalfree #handpicked

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5 months ago
Timeline Photos

Hello seeder! Cutting edge yang seeder from Korea. 😍 #frithfarm #seeder #yang #permaculture #horticulture #handtools #csa #seeding #cultivate

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5 months ago
Timeline Photos

Fresh flowers 💐 #flowers #permaculture #horticulture #csa

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6 months ago
Photos from Frith Farm's post

What a chore but what satisfaction! An afternoon well spent getting the rest of the beds lined out, now just to get some veggies in. #frithfarm #farmingthefuture #csa #permaculture #horticulture ... See more

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5 months ago
New organic farming rules adopted in the EU | www.gardenorganic.org.uk

Good news! New organic farming rules adopted in the EU.

On 22 May, the Council of the EU adopted new rules on organic production and the labelling of organic products. After years of discussion and ... See more

New organic farming rules adopted in the EU On 22 May, the Council of the EU adopted new rules on organic production and the labelling of organic products.  After years of discussion and ... See more

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5 months ago

We hope you don’t have bank holiday Monday blues after all of the rain 🌧
The rest of the day looks set to be fair and warm.
What have you got in store for today?
#bankholidaymonday ... See more

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5 months ago

Net #strawberries to deter birds, once #fruits start swelling and ripening. Ensure netting is pegged down to prevent birds getting trapped or tangled up.
#fridaytip #softfruits #strawberries #toptip ... See more

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5 months ago
New organic farming rules adopted in the EU | www.gardenorganic.org.uk

Yesterday the Council of the EU adopted new rules on #organic production and the labelling of organic products. After years of discussion and clarification, the new rules aim to improve consumer ... See more

New organic farming rules adopted in the EU On 22 May, the Council of the EU adopted new rules on organic production and the labelling of organic products.  After years of discussion and ... See more

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5 months ago
Garden Organic

There's less than a month to go before the opening day of BBC Gardeners' World Live at the NECBirmingham from the 14th-17th June. Don't miss out, book your tickets right here for the garden show of ... See more

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5 months ago
New study reveals dangers of glyphosate toxicity | www.gardenorganic.org.uk

A new pilot study has revealed the health effects of #glyphosate on rats, even when dosed with the recommended safe limit per body weight. #glyphosate #research

New study reveals dangers of glyphosate toxicity A new pilot study from the Ramazzini Institute, Bologna University and the Italian National Health Institute, observed the health effects of ... See more

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6 months ago

Our Heritage Seed Library 'Commander" pea is looking magnificent in the polytunnel today. Dating from the early 1900s, this brown pea is excellent for cooking and drying. The striking flowers will be ... See more

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6 months ago

This year we are trialling some special edible varieties of #lupins for our members experiments. Our lupins are growing well after a few days of warm weather.

Here is #Dieta, a white-flowered ... See more

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6 months ago
Join the Great British Bee Count 2018

The Great British Bee count is back! 🐝🐝🐝🐝

Join the bee survey from 18th May - 30th June, and discover how to help bumblebees and solitary bees this summer.

Record any bees you see, and ... See more

Help bees this summer.

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6 months ago
Organic ornamentals | www.gardenorganic.org.uk

#Monday is a day of new beginnings!

If you're looking to learn how to grow healthy #blooms and gain new ideas for your garden to enjoy throughout the seasons then you'll want to join our #Organic ... See more

Organic ornamentals at: Ryton Organic Gardenson: Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pmFlowers are often referred to as ‘ornamentals’. But they don’t just look good, they can be an essential ... See more

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6 months ago
Photos from The Real Seed Collection's post

This is how we get mixed-coloured Aquilegia flowers. The new seed will be dried, tested and packed ready for the new catalogue this autumn. 🙂

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6 months ago
RWAS - Spring Festival

If anyone is going to the Royal Welsh spring festival tomorrow come and say hello! I'll be on the Landworkers Alliance stall (SC108 in the Smallholder centre) in the morning, then on the panel for ... See more

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6 months ago

The bees are out in force. A little hard to photo clearly, but this is a big red-tailed bumble bee making radish seed for us. It's 'Green Luobo' radish and will be ready in September

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6 months ago
Photos from The Real Seed Collection's post

Hooray! Germination of the beautiful "Gaia" cold-adapted soybean we are trying out this year. 🙂

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6 months ago
GM Freeze | Keep GM out of the future of farming

OK, listen up! Here's a chance to have a *real* effect and help stop GM crops getting into the UK. DEFRA are asking what people want as part of their 'green brexit' plans. There is huge pressure on ... See more

The Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), wants to hear your views about the future of food, farming and the environment. They say they want a Green Brexit. ... See more

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6 months ago
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Bean germination - amazing stopmotion video

حد شاف إنبات البذرة قبل كده 😃😍
#كن_نبات

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7 months ago
Photos from The Real Seed Collection's post

Last week we hosted a training day for the Gaia Foundation at our barn, teaching experienced growers to become professional seed producers. It was really nice to meet all the lovely people; the ... See more

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11 months ago

Just a reminder that any orders for Christmas need to be with us by midday tomorrow Wednesday (website says by end of Tuesday, but we'll make sure anything coming in tomorrow am goes out in the day's ... See more

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11 months ago

Real Seeds Giant Pumpkin Photo Competition - we are also giving an extra prize of £20 of seed to David Coop for heroic pumpkin carving! (44kg and an all-night carving session!)
That's it for this ... See more

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11 months ago

We have some winners of the Real Seeds Giant Pumpkin Photo Competition! If you remember we offered a £20 seed voucher to whoever sent in the most awesome photo; after much deliberation one prize ... See more

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