Root Veg

The Plot Beetroot Emerging Day 14

The beetroot that was sown in the Plot 14 days ago is just emerging.  The variety sown was Bulls Blood.  The leaves of this variety are as valuable as the beet.  The leaves can be eaten in salads, and are
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TopVeg Garden this weekend

TopVeg Garden this weekend These photos are from the TopVeg garden this weekend. The beetroot that was sown 5 weeks ago has come through & is looking healthy. 6wk-beetroot-seedling The leeks were sown at the same time but took a
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Beetroot

One row of beetroot was sown in the Plot this morning. The seeds were sown: in a shallow row 1cm deep 15cm apart The seeds were covered lightly with soil and watered in. The variety of beetroot was Bulls Blood,
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Check onions daily

The Chef is checking his onions daily to make sure that they are still in the ground.  Until the roots take hold, birds can pull them out of the ground. So in the first few weeks after planting the onions
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Chef delays potato planting

The frosty weather is causing the Chef to delay planting potatoes in his plot. They are much safer chitting on the window sill.  If they get frosted their performance will be severely affected.  So protect them from the frost and
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Planting Onions in the Plot

Two weeks after digging up his lawn, the Chef has planted some onions: Two rows of ‘Stuttgarter Giant’ One row of red onions: “Red Baron“ 3-rows-of-onions The onions were planted 5 inches apart.  For more information on planting onions click
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Anyone can grow carrots & parsnips!

Gill has just sent in this photo saying : Proof that if I can grow a prize winning carrot and parsnip anyone can!! You can use on TopVeg as proof of how helpful your website is : ) novice grower
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How to Grow Leeks

It is worth discovering how to grow leeks as the provide vegetables over a long period from late autumn to early spring. Leek seed is usually sown in a bed, and the small seedlings are transplanted out into their growing
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