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
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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
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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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8 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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8 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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8 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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9 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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9 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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9 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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9 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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9 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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9 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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9 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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1 year ago

David Coop: "It weighed a lovely 44kg, so we only just managed to lift it! As you can see, it made a truly impressive Halloween lantern, although it did take all night to carve it."

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1 year ago

Jeremy Newson got 171lb with his and says "Hi Crew, here it goes—several photos to follow. Wonderful seed. Nearly 2 tons of squash and pkins off our patch. .. Our local hospice got £150 from guess ... See more

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1 year ago

Helen Pottinger broke her wheelbarrow 😮with her gaint pumpkin: "I planted one at my allotment and it weighed in at 7 and a half stone - or 105 pounds. I didn't know how we were going to lift it ... See more

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1 year ago

Another good Real Seeds Giant Pumpkin competition entry - a very fine squash by Annie Sax:

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1 year ago

Real Seeds Giant Pumpkin competition - from Julie Bissell: "My Giant grew up to 48 inch circumference, 44kg of squash - the best photo I could get was of a Hokkaido squash next to it (my cats refused ... See more

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1 year ago

We want to share some of the Real Seeds Giant Pumpkin Competition entries. This is from Rich, who says: "here is a picture of my 6 foot son and a pumpkin we grew together "😁

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1 year ago
Buy quality Vegetable Seeds - The Real Seed Catalogue UK.

Seeds! Lovely fresh seeds! Get your new season seeds now... We just wanted to let everyone know our new 2018 Real Seed Catalogue is online 🙂
There are a very few varieties still waiting to be ... See more

A catalogue of the very best vegetable seed for home gardeners, with interesting heirloom and heritage varieties. Guaranteed better flavour or your money back.

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1 year ago

Apologies to everyone who couldn't order seed on Saturday. Sagepay - who process card payments for thousands of online stores including Real Seeds - had a wee bit of a computer meltdown and couldn't ... See more

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1 year ago
Photos from The Real Seed Collection's post

New season website almost finished - just a few things left working their way through drying and testing. In the meantime we've been harvesting yacon. The first few packs are available now, and ... See more

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1 year ago

Last call for entries to our Giant Pumpkin photo competition! Send us a picture of your Pacific Giant grown from our seed; the winner will be the person with the most awesome photo, and the prize is ... See more

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