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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.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

It is highly unlikely but ...

I have to hope that at the moment the allotment is thriving on neglect. Just at the time of year when I need to spend more time on the plot I have been offered extra work. As the plot will no doubt double the production of weeds while my back is turned I will have a even bigger job waiting for me on the allotment when I get the time to visit it. Probably my first free week to get it back in shape will be very disheartening.

Having a vegetable patch outside your back door has some advantages over an allotment that is a twenty min. walk away and it is at times like this when I realise this would be my ideal situation.

The only things I have time to harvest are the salad leaves that are growing in my garden and the few strawberries that I get to eat before the blackbirds have them as a snack.

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