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?

3 years ago

Secure Your Local Seasonal Veg!

Only last few veg boxes are available for this season.
Your first box will be ready on the 26th June -for 28 weeks until the end of the year.

Support your local ... See more

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3 years ago
WEA Yorkshire & Humber - North & North East Lincs, Hull & East Riding

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We need more local producers to create a strong food network, in order to eat like Kings & Queens. This has been our mission from the start: to inspire people to become part of this ... See more

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To enrol please call 0300 303 3464
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4 years ago
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Well this is exciting! 🍓 #strawberry #strawberries #chemicalfree #handpicked

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

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4 years ago
Timeline Photos

Fresh flowers 💐 #flowers #permaculture #horticulture #csa

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3 years ago
Hunt in your gardens for slugs, RHS urges, amid worries beneficial British slug is being wiped out

Do you have any Yellow Cellar slugs in your garden? The RHS - Royal Horticultural Society are urging people to check their gardens.

Slugs play an important role in helping to break down your ... See more

Gardeners have been urged to pick up their torches and hunt in their gardens for slugs as the Royal Horticultural Society issues a plea for data on the disappearing British bug.

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3 years ago

🌟Congratulations Philippa Peate!🌟

You're the lucky winner of our Mother's Day competition in partnership with Naturally Good Food

We hope your mum enjoys her special treat on Mother's Day ... See more

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3 years ago

Join Norfolk Organic Group for their talk this evening - Learning the language of trees by Paul Jackson, starting at 7.30pm, £3 entry for non-members.

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3 years ago

The Organic Way #spring edition has arrived and is on its way to you!

Pop down those gardening tools, grab a cuppa and get reading! We've packed this issue full of exciting features & stories for ... See more

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3 years ago

With many parts of the country still experiencing frosts at night, it’s still too cold to plant potatoes. Wait a while and let the soil warm up.

Then create furrows just less than a metre apart, ... See more

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3 years ago
Weedkiller is removed from DIY store shelves

DIY store #Homebase has announced it is removing weedkillers containing #glyphosate from stores following the US court ruling that #Roundup was a 'substantial factor' in causing a type of cancer...

DIY stores have begun removing Roundup and other brands of weedkiller after a ruling in a Californian court found it was a 'substantial factor' in causing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer.

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3 years ago

We've teamed up with Naturally Good Food to offer a fantastic treat for one special mum this Mother's Day.

The treat includes a beautiful Emma Bridgewater mug, calming chamomile infusion tea bags, ... See more

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3 years ago

Ready, steady, go!

The first day of spring has arrived and the sun has made an appearance - the new season is officially underway!

Keep us up to date with your progress...

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3 years ago
US jury rules weedkiller a cancer 'factor'

A US jury has found that one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers was a "substantial factor" in causing a man's cancer...

Jury to consider damages after one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers is blamed for cancer.

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3 years ago
One man & his organic plot - March 2019 | www.gardenorganic.org.uk

Catch up on the March edition of our popular blog -
One man & his organic plot...

Chris has returned after his adventurous travels to Sri Lanka and is gearing up for the spring! It’s all about ... See more

One man & his organic plot - March 2019 It’s all about the anticipation of spring for gardeners, whether your plant growing ambitions are just a small window box or if you put your shoulder to it ... See more

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3 years ago
Photos from Real Seeds's post

We are really pleased to release our new seed packaging today! We decided a new corporate image was long overdue.

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3 years ago
Open Source Seed Initiative

For the last day of #seedweek we'd like to talk about the Open Source Seed Initiative.

Patents & licenses on seed have spread to many parts of the world. Soon, farmers and gardeners may be unable ... See more

Free the Seed!

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3 years ago
Welsh Seed Sovereignty

It's #seedweek! Read about the grassroots #seedsovereignty movement of across the UK and Ireland.

"Only 3 corporations sell 75% of the worlds seed; if we all start sowing open source, organic seed, ... See more

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3 years ago
Real Seeds - New envelope trial packing run

New Seed envelopes in action! All running smoothly now after only a few adjustments: Our Ballard Brown Bag Seed Packing Machine from the 1880s. This is the first trial run of our new Art Nouveau ... See more

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3 years ago
Photos from Real Seeds's post

Exciting parcel from USA! First trial batch of custom-made paper seed envelopes for our 1880's "Ballard Brown Bag Seed Packing Machine"! Don't they look fine? Bottom picture shows the back when ... See more

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3 years ago
Photos from Real Seeds's post

Great to see everyone at Newport Seedy Saturday today. thanks to everybody who came ; hopefully we'll see you all again next year with loads of home saved seed 🙂

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3 years ago
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Just getting ready for our own Seedy Saturday here in Newport. Anyone local, see you at the Tabernacle Chapel vestry (opposite Long Street carpark) 10am to 1pm 🙂

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3 years ago
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We got our latest shipment of seed from Italy yesterday, and Kate noticed the boxes on the pallet were now labelled in English. Read the small print 🙂

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3 years ago
News / Community seed banks academy

Are you part of a community seed bank project? The Community Seed Banks Academy may be able to support you with training, information and exchanges. They currently have a call out for applications.

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3 years ago
Germination hints and tips from the Real Seed Catalogue

Hopefully you're all enjoying the beautiful weather. This is just a reminder not to get *too* optimistic about sowing just yet.

Remember, in most of the country soil temperatures outdoors won't ... See more

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