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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.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

The allotment - visited yesterday and today.

Hardly dare say this but the weather has been better and I have managed to get quite a lot done in a short time on the fruit and vegetable plot. I have moved the autumn raspberries that were taking over areas I did not want them to be. Now they are re-planted in nice neat lines (for now until they start sending out off-spring). I have moved a cherry tree that had been planted in the only space available last year, which turned out to be not suitable for long term plans. I

 have also planted my shallots and extra garlic. Now I am not saying the weather is suitable for anyone to plant these but this is emergency procedure in my case - they are starting to sprout in the bag. Also I will not have time to do this later in the month, as I will have to wait for the weather to warm up and when it does I will be busy putting the potatoes in. Which will probably coincide with me getting more hours in at work.

The other tasks I have been doing is covered up rhubarb to force it and tidying areas ready for planting next months crops. hard work but a pleasure just the same to see it loooking like a proper fruit and vegetable plot.

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