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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.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Vegetables that are in season, what can I harvest from the vegetable plot today?

Harvesting Charlotte and International Kidney, French beans, Onions and Courgettes
Still harvesting Charlotte and International Kidney new potatoes, most of them are larger now than they were at the beginning of the season but they are still fantastic potatoes when cooked up. I am harvesting the onions as well as I am concerned that the wet weather will ruin them if left in the ground any longer. I am drying my harvested onions on a rack at home as there is not enough sun and the weather is too wet to leave them in or on the vegetable plot. French beans are as usual trouble free and easy to grow, cropping well,  picking them regularly encourages them to produce more beans. The courgettes are growing well and are very prolific in that the number that are being picked seems more then we cropped last year. 

The main crop potatoes are still looking healthy in their growth and we are looking forward to seeing how they will crop when it is time to harvest them.

Fruit Bushes. Soon, I will need to cut back/prune some of the fruit bushes on the plot, more about this when I have taken photos to go with the post about it.

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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