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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, 24 May 2011

If I had to guess what effect the current dry spell is having on the potatoes

I am growing, I would guess that the crop size would be reduced and the size of the potatoes too.

This year has been one of the driest months of  May on record, you can see it as soon as you look at the plot. Although the potato foliage is looking healthy there are no signs of flowers yet and I have a feeling that the foliage is not as tall as it has been in past years.  Time will tell, if the potatoes can overcome the stress of this 'drought conditions'.
I will update this page as and when I have any news on the progress of my spuds.

My varieties of seed potatoes this year  are International Kidney, Charlotte, Pentland Dell, which we are watching and hoping will win thro.

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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