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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.

Friday, 10 September 2010

With the damp weather ... check your potatoes for blight ...

if the leaves show early signs of blight. Remove the foliage and destroy. Once harvested sort through the potatoes and discard any with signs of blight. Only store the best and even then for a short time and keep checking them for signs of disease.

Here is a link to the RHS site with info about blight.     RHS advice about blight...

use the rest - and remember to check them all often for signs of blight. Blight is the potato disease that makes them smell unpleasant and if a stored potato has it then it will go soft and decay and affect the other potatoes.

Some people seem to advise removing the floliage and leaving the potatoes in the ground to mature for a couple more weeks. In my case I really needed to harvest them assoon as possible as other allotment holders were not removing the foliage on the nearby potato plants.

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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