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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.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

You can plant pot grown rhubarb in the autumn time

Rhubarb is worth planting as once it is established, it is an easy to grow food. 

When you plant rhubarb you need to get it off to a good start because it will remain in the same part of the garden for years producing a bountiful supply of rhubarb for your kitchen.

Rhubarb needs to be planted in an area where the soil has been well prepared with compost or well rotted manure or both.

The buds of the rhubarb plant that you are planting needs to be a little way below the surface.

Water your rhubarb plant well while it is getting established in its new home, that is while it is putting down roots.

One day you will look and think - where has my rhubarb plant gone it has vanished, no it has not gone it -
has into its dormancy stage for the cold weather months. This dormancy stage means you cannot see where the rhubarb is in winter so it is a good idea to mark where you plant it in the garden or vegetable plot with a nice sturdy marker, then you will not dig it up by mistake when working in the garden or on the plot.

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