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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.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Seed potatoes are available ....

Now is a good time to decide what variety of potatoes you would like to grow this year.

Do not leave your decision too long as the most popular varieties sell out first.

Do n't forget that you need to plan where you will be putting the seed potatoes to chit. Keep saving the old egg cartons to put them your potaotes in when you start to chit them.... more on chitting potaotes soon.

Onion sets and shallott sets are also available now... and garlic which is another theing that is easy to grow. However I will not plant while the frost is in the soil/ground.

Window shop your choices even if you are not ready to buy yet.

Links below to my potato info... about how to pick which ones to grow... and also a page about garlic...

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