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TopVeg !. Patient Expert

San Mateo, California
TopVeg is a blog where we talk vegetable growing in all its forms, good and bad. The site discusses growing delicious, fresh vegetables for the family, planning for a constant supply to the kitchen, in gardens, allotments, or window boxes, and generally provides great quality and relevant... Full Bio
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Early Potatoes by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The Chef has dug some more early potatoes on the plot. He sent a photo with the caption “Two roots of spuds.Not a good yield” Bard-early-potatoes-7July At leas ... Read on »
Leeks planted following early potatoes by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The Chef has planted leeks on the Plot following early potatoes. leeks_in-plot The seed potatoes planted on 2nd April have produced delicious new potatoes w ... Read on »
Plot Update 30 June by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The Chef sent an update on his Plot dated 30 June. Everything is growing well – with a good variety of vegetables in the garden. potatoes – another root was dug tod ... Read on »
The Plot is Producing by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The photo below shows how the Plot is producing. Plot June 27th Three months after the Chef dug up his lawn he has a fantastic, promising vegetable garden. ... Read on »
Australia- Carrots? by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening These carrots from Australia are proof that they can grow carrots down under. aussie-carrots I am very proud of my godson who sent me this photo of the carrots ... Read on »
First New Potatoes on The Plot by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Today The Chef harvested the first new potatoes on The Plot.  This is the first produce taken from The Plot, since The Plot was created on 16 March 2013.  On that day The ... Read on »
New Potatoes by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening TopVeg dug these new potatoes today. NewPotatoMBard13June The potatoes were the size of a medium hen’s egg.  All the potatoes were from one root.  This root ac ... Read on »
Climbing Beans in the Plot by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The Chef planted some climbing beans in the plot on 22 May. Today the beans are now climbing up the wigwam he constructed out of bamboo canes. bean-wigwam The ... Read on »
Himalayan Poppy by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening This Himalayan Poppy is growing beside the Chef’s Plot. Himalayan-Poppy Will the Chef have this Himalayan Poppy on the table whilst he enjoys his gourmet mea ... Read on »
New Potatoes forming by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The Chef has seen some new potatoes forming in his vegetable garden.  The tiny white stems in the soil (stolons) are swelling at the end to form tubers. new-potato-d ... Read on »
The Plot Beetroot Emerging Day 14 by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening 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 leave ... Read on »
TopVeg Garden this weekend by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening 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 T ... Read on »
Vivaldi Potatoes Emerge by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The Vivaldi Potatoes that were planted on 30 April have emerged in the Plot. vivaldi-row-19may vivaldi-emerging The stems will grow and the new leaves wi ... Read on »
Frost threatens Plot by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Frost is forecast and threatens to spoil the potatoes in the plot. So the Chef covered his potatoes with fleece tonight.  This will trap the warm air that is around ... Read on »
Chef plants Carrots by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The Chef has planted one row of Nandor carrots in the Plot . Nandor is a first class F1 carrot variety which produces high quality carrots. Nandor  carrots are: ... Read on »
Potatoes Ridged Up / Earthed Up by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The Chef has ridged up (or earthed up) the first lot of potatoes that he planted in the plot. potatoes ridged up These Maris Bard potatoes were planted on 2nd ... Read on »
Broad Beans Day 62 by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening These broad beans planted in The Plot 62 days ago are looking healthy. broad-beans-day62 The Express Broad Beans were planted at the start of March.  Some of t ... Read on »
Meteor Broad Beans Planted by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The Chef planted a row of Meteor broad bean seed today. Following the disastrous progress of the Express broad beans, the Chef planted another row of broad bean seed.  ... Read on »
Beetroot by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening 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 w ... Read on »
Broad Bean Disaster Day 58 by TopVeg !. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The Chef has had a disaster – some broad beans in The Plot are dying 58 days after planting. He dug one up and found that the root was black. broad bean seedling ... Read on »