The National Vegetable Society

Dedicated to advancing the culture, study and improvement of vegetables and offering help and advice to novice and expert growers.


Growing Advice

Mick's Corner Follow Mick Poultney from the West Midlands DA through his growing year
John's experiences Follow John Trim's experiences of growing all kinds of vegetables
The Exhibitor's Diary Growing for Show? Follow an update on what you should be doing
Simply Vegetables Get help and advice from the SV Magazine Back Issues

Objectives of the Society

To advance the education of the public in the cultivation and improvement of vegetables.

To advance knowledge of and further public interest in vegetables by the publication of information, by exhibition, by stimulating research and experiment and by awarding prizes open to public competition.

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NVS Constitution can be downloaded here >

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Events diary

Manchester DA

Growing Pot Leeks

3 November


Westmorland and North Lancashire DA

Growing in a small garden - Keith Abel

10 November


West Yorkshire DA

A box, a bed and a few other things - David & Olive Peel

10 November


Hants DA

Top Fruit - Peter Barwick

10 November


Kent DA

Social evening

11 November


Sussex DA

Discover the Exotic - David Fitton

11 November


Lancashire DA

Exhibition shallots - Jim Robinson

12 November


North East Derbyshire DA

Fruit & Veg - Graham & Jane Wagstaffe

18 November


Essex DA


22 November


Merseyside DA

Pot Leeks and Peppers - Ron Hill

23 November


Mansfield DA

Meal, AGM and Quiz Night

25 November


West Midlands DA

A look at hydroponics - Gareth Hopcroft

26 November


East Yorkshire DA

Soil protection and a Gardener's Year - Mike Kinness

30 November


Some 2015 prize winners

Some photos from the Midland Branch Championships 2015

Don Owens with his winning onion collection

Marcus Powell with his winning mini collection

Jim Robinson with his winning set of leeks

Simon Smith with his winning set of parsnips

A full set of photos of the winning exhibits can be found here>

A full write up of the show, including a list of prizewinners and the varieties they staged can be found here>

A photo from the Northern Branch Championships 2015

Eric Craik with his winning Blanch leeks

A full write up of the show, including a list of prizewinners and the varieties they staged can be found here>

A full set of photos of the winning exhibits can be found here>

Get digging and save a fortune...

The full article can be found here>

NVS Welsh Branch Championships 2016

28th and 29th August

Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans, Cardiff

NVS National Championships 2016

10th and 11th September

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Nr Carmathen

Suggested places to stay can be found here>

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West Midlands DA talk

Winners 2014

Andrew Jones from Wales winning at the NVS Midland Branch Championships at Malvern

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