HomeblogGiveaway: Veg Journal, by Charles Dowding Win a copy of this beautiful veg-growing book and journal by expert Charles Dowding. This is such a lovely, lovely gardening book. And we’re offering one lucky F&F reader a copy. Charles Dowding’s Veg Journal, just published by Frances Lincoln, is a mixture between a journal for you to record your sowings, harvests, successes and failures, calendar of monthly jobs and practical manual to a productive no-dig vegetable garden. F&F readers will know that a book written by Charles is well worth paying attention to. We profiled his amazing no-dig plot in 2011. Here’s a quick peek: There are pages for you to write your own records: And charts and practical guides: To get your own copy, you just need to comment below telling us one new veg you hope to grow this year. Entries close at midnight 30 January, and we’ll pick the names using a random number generator. Share this:Share 89 Responses « Older Comments Victoria January 26, 2014 Garlic – a friend grew some and the flowers were delicious in salad Reply Paul Witney January 26, 2014 I would like to try some yellow and purple carrots, striped and yellow beetroot and purple French beans – just to keep the kids amused Reply Maureen D'Arcy January 26, 2014 I’ve just got an allotment so I’m hoping to try my hand a growing lots of vegetables this year – potatoes, carrots and onions would be a good start! Reply Louise M January 26, 2014 I have tried and failed to grow pumpkins for the last 2 years and I love a challenge. I’m giving it another go Reply Emma H January 26, 2014 I’d like to try and grow sugar snap peas this year. Reply Anna Ling January 26, 2014 brussel sprouts Reply Phil Darling January 27, 2014 I’m going to try to grow chillies this year – we eat so many of them Reply Paul Ellams January 27, 2014 I’m going to try cucamelons, No idea what they are or what they grow like but they look cool on the packet. Like tiny little melons. Reply Hassni January 27, 2014 Radish. Should’ve done it years ago. Reply Helen C January 27, 2014 I’m going to try purple sprouting broccoli this year. Tried it before but the slugs got it before it had a chance! Reply Lisa Parker January 27, 2014 I will be trying to grow Butternut squash as its a lovely versatile vegetable. Reply Vicky January 27, 2014 I’d love to grow some round courgettes – I bet they taste amazing stuffed and straight from the garden! Reply Mickie Bull January 27, 2014 Butternut Squash Reply Hannah ONeill January 27, 2014 Crystal Lemon cucumber Reply Jo Carroll January 27, 2014 Seriously hoping grow some different varieties of chilli’s and try to make some lovely chocolate with them in for next Christmas. Have you seen the price of Chilli flavoured chocolate lately?…it’s mad – but they taste divine! Reply sarah fleck January 28, 2014 pumpkins Reply Saran Benjamin January 28, 2014 I like to try a new one every year along with all the others I grow, so this year I am going to try Brussel Sprouts Reply Fiona Mallard January 28, 2014 I’m going to try melons this year. Even if I don’t get anything from them, the plants smell amazing! Reply Sue Jackson January 28, 2014 chillies Reply kellyjo walters January 28, 2014 I grow loads of veg and salad .. this year im going to try purple sprouting broccoli Reply Karen January 28, 2014 I have never had any success with carrots. They just fail to show, so this year, I am determined to get at least one! Reply Kat Lucas January 28, 2014 I would like to try growing Asparagus Reply Diana January 28, 2014 Cucumber! Reply Dee H January 28, 2014 would like to establish an asparagus bed this year Reply Chris Street January 28, 2014 Our first year with a garden having moved out of the city & into the countryside so hoping to eat our first ever home grown veg s year. Carrots for us and the rabbit are on the list Reply Antonia Rookley January 28, 2014 Brocoli Reply jodie harvey January 29, 2014 love to try growing a pumpkin again this year, last years was….well…. let just say it didnt quite go to plan lol, was certainly scary enough for Halloween anyway lol Reply barbara shaw January 29, 2014 I’m going to try cauliflower – I love cauliflower and of course homemade Cauliflower Chesse Reply barbara steer January 29, 2014 a new type of poatoe normally we grow charlotte but this year we are trying annya Reply Richard Turner January 29, 2014 Broccoli Reply phillippa lee January 29, 2014 Im going to try globe artichoke Reply Kerry Sullivan January 29, 2014 some new varieties of tomatoes and chillis Reply Holly boyd January 30, 2014 Really want to try carrots again. My previous try ended up really small and short – cute but couldn’t really make a meal out of them Reply Steve Lee January 30, 2014 I’m planning on growing tall Peas this year (Champion of England). Arrived in the post today!! Reply Sam Furniss January 30, 2014 Long Navet Blanc. They’re a root vegetable which looks like a white carrot but is actually a turnip, they’re delicous in casseroles because the absorb all the flavour of the juice and don’t disintegrate. I bought some seeds when I was in France last year, I can wait to see if they take. Reply Sam Furniss January 30, 2014 Long Navet Blanc. They’re a root vegetable which looks like a white carrot but is actually a turnip, they’re delicous in casseroles because the absorb all the flavour of the juice and don’t disintegrate. I bought some seeds when I was in France last year, I can’t wait to see if they take. Reply Sacha-Marie Titherly January 30, 2014 I really want to grow a successful batch of runners this year – last year we bought a puppy and he kept bringing lots of sticks in from the garden… it wasn’t until I went out to look that I realised where he’d got them from, they were holding up my beans!! Reply Jayne B January 30, 2014 I would love to have a bash at chillies this year Reply Tammy Tudor January 31, 2014 I’d love to try some asparagus Reply « Older Comments Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.