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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8 months ago
Timeline Photos

Well this is exciting! 🍓 #strawberry #strawberries #chemicalfree #handpicked

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8 months 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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9 months ago
Timeline Photos

Fresh flowers 💐 #flowers #permaculture #horticulture #csa

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9 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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9 months ago
Pesticide Action Network - UK

Join us in congratulating all elected London councillors and thank you to all candidates and councillors who pledged to make London the first UK pesticide-free city!

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9 months ago

Pea varieties 'Radio', 'Sutton's Earliest Blue' and 'Twelve Acre" are all being grown for assessment this year. If they do well we will conserve them in the Heritage Seed Library and grow more seed ... See more

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9 months ago
What to sow and plant in May | www.gardenorganic.org.uk

This is the month to start sowing out of doors.
Get inspired with our 'What to Sow and Plant in May'.

Prepare your beds so they are down to a fine surface tilth, removing large lumps by working ... See more

What to sow and plant in May The information on sowing and planting given here is for everyone from the south of England to the north of Scotland. For more information on growing each type of ... See more

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9 months ago
Pesticide Action Network - UK

GREAT NEWS: A big thank you to our supporters for joining us in our campaign to make London the first city to go pesticide-free! Almost 400 election candidates signed our pledge, with 139 of those ... See more

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9 months ago

Join us for four fantastic days at BBC Gardeners' World Live, from 14th-17th June, at NECBirmingham

Book your tickets today https://bit.ly/2rxQjN1 and come along to meet the Garden Organic team at ... See more

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9 months ago
Home Composting | www.gardenorganic.org.uk

Making and using compost is the cornerstone of gardening, especially organic gardening. The finished product is rich, dark, crumbly and sweet-smelling.

It's often considered to be complex process ... See more

Home Composting Making and using compost is the cornerstone of gardening, especially organic gardening. The finished product is rich, dark, crumbly and sweet-smelling. It is made of recycled garden ... See more

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9 months ago
Congratulations - and thanks! | www.gardenorganic.org.uk

Congratulations and thanks!

Thank you to all those who emailed #Defra as part of the food and farming consultation, post Brexit.

With your voices we managed to get the message across that omitting ... See more

Congratulations - and thanks! Thank you to all those who emailed Defra as part of the food and farming consultation, post Brexit. With your voices we managed to get the message across that omitting ... See more

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9 months ago
Ditch the bag this International Compost Awareness Week | www.gardenorganic.org.uk

We're ditching the bag this week for #ICAW and opting for a completely #compostable cuppa! ☕

Take a look at our research and try going bag free for the whole week with us.

We'll be sharing our ... See more

Ditch the bag this International Compost Awareness Week This International Compost Awareness Week (6-12 May), why not celebrate with a completely compostable cuppa?As we revealed last month, most tea ... See more

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9 months ago
Lucky Penny June Challenge - Virtual Runner

Ready, steady, go! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

If you enjoy running then we've got just the challenge for you.

Join our Lucky Penny challenge to run, walk or cycle 10km ... See more

Add a little luck to your exercise in our June challenge!

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1 year ago

We’d like to inform our members that Garden Organic and the Heritage Seed Library will be closed for the Christmas period from 22nd December, returning on the 2nd January.

All Heritage Seed ... See more

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9 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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9 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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9 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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9 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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9 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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9 months ago
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Bean germination - amazing stopmotion video

حد شاف إنبات البذرة قبل كده 😃😍
#كن_نبات

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10 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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