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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, 29 July 2011
Still digging up Early potatoes
Some of my early potatoes are still in the ground, I am not concerned about leaving them there as unlike last year there are no signs of blight on the foliage. It is a real treat to dig up a potato plant and discover the hidden treasure there, some spuds are as small as the first early new potatoes I harvested, while others are large enough to use as baking potatoes. The bonus of this potato harvest of mixed sizes is that I am saving money by not having to buy the expansive large potatoes used for baking. I thought this was going to be a poor year for potatoes, given the weather we have had, but leaving the early ones in the ground that bit longer is providing an unexpected bonus. I think the crop has benefited from the efforts we have put in over the last few years to improve the soils fertility and the humus levels so it retains moisture better.
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more about this good crop of potatoes this year, no chemicals and fertiliser used on own grown potatoes still getting a good crop.