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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.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Time to plan what you will be growing in the coming season...

Now is a good time to be buying or planning what you will buy to grow in the next few months when the weather improves.

I think about this in a 'prioritising way' that is first pick the things that can be grown/started off in the late winter early spring. so it is a good time to order or start to make decisions on what varieties of seed potato I will be growing . What types of onions and shallots I want to grow and  also what garlic I will be planting garlic comes in varieties to and you need to pick one that will suit the soil you have in your vegetable plot.

List of things to think about ....
  • Which seed potatoes do I need to buy.
  • What type of onions and shallots do I want to grow this year.
  • What garlic shall I buy.
There is a link below about potatoes and garlic... more information will be posted about potatoes soon.
B.T.W. Start to save your egg boxes now they are the best/easiest  thing to use to 'chit' your potatoes.

Cheers... even though it is to wet to get on the veg. plot at the moment.

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