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Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables

We grow our own fruit and vegetables for our meals for as much of the year as we can. Without a greenhouse we have to buy shop food in the winter months but in the spring, summer and autumn we often have enough to share with family and friends.

Read about growing your fruit and vegetables here on my growing your own food pages.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Growing plants in the vegetable patch - that are not vegetables or fruit...

There are plants that I grow on the allotment that are there for other reasons than providing food to go on our plates.

They might be there because they attract the beneficial insects and wild life such as bees and hover flies.

They might be there beacause I like and have found useful the planting of companion plants.

They might be there to form a barrier such as a low growing hedge along a shared boundary. 

Lavender is useful for at least two of the above.

here is a link to a page that is about plants that are benificial to bees...

Bees. What plants to grow to make Bees Happy.

a healthy potato plant in flower

a healthy potato plant in flower
photo of potatoes in flower

home grown carrots.. grown from seed

home grown carrots.. grown from seed
photo of my first bunch of carrots 2009

Even a small batch of mixed fruit can be useful

Even a small batch of mixed fruit can be useful
Home Grown Fruit can be made into delicious compote