• Top Tips for June

    • General: Keep hoeing off weeds to prevent them seeding
    • Vegetable plot: Sow tender veg if earlier sowings have failed or been eaten
    • Fruit: help nature’s 'June drop' by hand-thinning diseased or damaged top fruit

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News

  • Rob Smith - Winner BBC's Big Allotment Challenge

    BBC's Big Allotment Challenge winner visits Ryton Organic Gardens

    Rob Smith winner of the BBC’s Big Allotment Challenge enjoyed a visit to Ryton Organic Gardens today, Friday 19th June.

    Rob, one of our Heritage Seed Library (HSL) Seed Guardians, was seen on the BBC series earlier this year growing and showing our HSL varieties including Trifetti chilli and Boothby's blonde cucumber. His inspiration for growing these varieties began back in his childhood.

    Rob says: “I began growing heritage varieties when I realised that the produce I’d grown with my Grandad had much more flavour – the taste takes me back to my childhood.

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  • Garden Organic welcomes French weedkiller announcement

    Garden Organic welcomes the announcement that France has banned over the counter sales of a brand of weedkiller from garden centres after the active ingredient, glyphosate, was classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organisation.

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  • Gardeners' Question Time visit

    Garden Organic shares its expertise on BBC Gardeners' Question Time

    The Garden Organic team were delighted to welcome BBC Gardeners’ Question Time to Ryton Organic Gardens on, Monday 15th June, for a recording of the post bag edition of the flagship Radio 4 gardening programme.

    The programme’s Chair, Eric Robson, presenters; Bob Flowerdew, Pippa Greenwood and Matthew Wilson joined Garden Organic’s Horticultural experts; Bob Sherman, Sally Cunningham and Anton Rosenfeld to answer questions sent in by Gardeners' Question Time listeners.

    James Campbell, Chief Executive, Garden Organic said:

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Featured Person

  • Our Patron

    HRH The Prince of Wales, our Patron for more than 25 years, is a passionate supporter of our charity’s aim to get more people growing organically.