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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, 28 July 2010

Growing your own fruit means that you can pick...

which varieties you grow. When you buy fruit bushes to plant this autumn think about the varieties that will be most useful to you.  The fruit your buy in the supermarket is selected for many things apart from flavour. If you are growing fruit for your own table/use you can select the varieties with flavour as the main priority.

I have just made a tasty compote from the first years pickings of a red gooseberry that I planted a while ago.
If I plant another gooseberry bush it will be this variety rather than a green one, as I prefer the flavour of it.

The summer raspberries are over, the heat finished them early I believe. The autumn raspberries are starting to form on the bushes. The summer fruiting canes need cutting back soon. The greenish stems are the new growth and the woody ones that the fruit was on are the old growth.

More updates here soon ....

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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