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?

6 months ago

Phil jumping into a rhythm with the Broadfork!
Preparing a new bed for strawberries transplanting last year's runners.
So exited about these stawberries -
Its a crop that just keeps on giving!

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6 months ago
Frith Farm

26 week locally produced chemical free veg box
Medium box £10 p/w = £260 full payment
First box ready on the 26th June
Sign up on our website
Www.frithfarming.com
*workshare available* ... See more

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6 months ago
Timeline Photos

Few more box sign ups will help us invest in one more tool -
The power harrow allows us to prepare beds and improve soil structure
*Workshare for Monday/Tuesday available*
#bcs #powerharrow ... See more

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6 months ago
Photos from Frith Farm's post

Our first direct sowing of the season with the jang seeder & first transplant with the paperpot transplanter
*Sign up for your box only few places left*
*Workshare available*
#organic ... See more

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7 months ago
Photos from Frith Farm's post

Ostara - Spring equinox is here 🌱🌾🌷 First transplants & first new potatoes
Expect these beauties, plus much much more local goodness in our weekly boxes. Sign up now to secure your weekly ... See more

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7 months ago
WILD THING

AND THE WINNER IS.... Milly Rose👏! Please get in touch lovely yogi!
Everyone else deepest gratitude for spreading the word about our lovely retreat, we hope to see you there💕🧘‍♀️ ... See more

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7 months ago
Photos from Frith Farm's post

Huge thanks to our workshare members who make our farm unique 🙏
We prepared our polytunnel & our N/S salad terrace beds
Only few places left if you want to be a part of our workshare opportunity - ... See more

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7 months ago
Photos from Frith Farm's post

Thanks to Conscious Creations for those magnificent oak handles!
Pure joy testing the wheel hoe, one of the most ergonomic tools I've ever used!
This investment will definitely cut the hours spent ... See more

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7 months ago
WILD THING

Pay as you like to CSA veg box members

Yoga retreat, 18th of May (full moon)

Like & share & tag 3 friends for a chance to win a free place on our Spring Yoga Day Retreat🌸🌱winner revealed on the 20th!!

Join Wild Thing ... See more

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7 months ago
Photos from Frith Farm's post

• Like & share & tag 3 friends chance to win a free place on our Spring Yoga Day Retreat

Join Wild Thing Yoga and Frith Farm on the 18th of May for our Spring Yoga Day Retreat. Through energising ... See more

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6 months 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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6 months 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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6 months 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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6 months 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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6 months 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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6 months 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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7 months 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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7 months 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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7 months 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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7 months 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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6 months 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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6 months 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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7 months 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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7 months 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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7 months 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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7 months 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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7 months ago
Timeline Photos

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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7 months ago
Timeline Photos

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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7 months 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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7 months 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

To see what we're up to on the farm and in the office as we grow and try new varieties, follow our Facebook or Instagram pages

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