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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.

Monday, 28 June 2010

New Potatoes - the first meal with this years grow your own new potatoes!

I love that the first time you sit down to a meal that has your very own grown new potatoes on the plate. They nestled beautifully next to a salad of mixed salad leaves that were also freshly harvested from the allotment only an hour earlier. Now I just need the tomatoes to start producing and the own grown salad season will be in full swing. Does that not make the effort of watering them in the dry spells and planting them when you have not really got time worth while?  - Yes it certainly does - nothing tastes like a newly unearthed new potato with freshly picked salad.

Not sure how to tell if your new potatoes are ready? Want the best way to harvest few of your new potatoes at a time? I have a HubPages article on this here is the link.

New-Potatoes. How to harvest your new potatoes.

BTW - the method of removing a few potatoes from the plant without digging it up is called furtling.

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