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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, 18 February 2010

Now is the time to plan what vegetables seeds you will need to plant in March...

My first early and second early potatoes are in eggboxes or trays in a cool light airy place where there is no risk of frost they are beginning to chit. The first tiny shoots are beginning to push their way upwards.

I have to look through my seed collection this week and plan to soon buy any that I need that I do not have stored away.

I have bought a bag of shallot sets. I am now waiting for signs of an improvement in the weather before I can plant them.

Anything else?
  • Turn the compost.
  • Finish the job of preparing the area moving the raspberry canes to a better location.
  • Check for signs of growth on the rhubarb and force as mentioned in an earlier post.
  • Continue on fine days clearing and preparing the ground for next seasons crops.
That will keep me busy for now.

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