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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, 26 February 2010

I have noticed that my potatoes are chitting very slowly this year.

Chitting Potatoes. My potatoes seem in no hurry to chit; they made a start at it but the progress is slow. I think it is the low temperatures here. Mine are in a shed beneath the window, I cannot move them into the house as they will then be too warm.

You just cannot plan for the weather, and the soil has to be a certain temperature for them to start into growth once you have planted them. I am wondering if it is going to take a while for the soil to warm up in March it might be worth covering the area where the first lot of spuds are going in to warm it up a bit faster. Will decide on that next week.

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