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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 April 2012

How making a home for hedgehogs in your garden helps them and you..

Here are links to pages on how to make an environment and home for hedgehogs in your garden or on your vegetable plot.

Why should gardeners help hedgehogs?  

Hedgehogs now need all the help we can give them. An area in your garden or on your allotment set aside for them might make a difference to a community of hedgehogs.

No matter what type of gardener you are,  whether you are aware of it or not you will affect the wildlife that lives in the vicinity of your garden or allotment.

Apart from the obvious that you may find hedgehogs appealing, hedgehogs are a gardener's friend.

In the fight against slugs and other plant destructive creatures a hedgehog can be a great ally.

The things we hate in our garden are a hedgehogs idea of a good dinner. When they thrive we win too.

Organic principles are best for hedgehogs, chemical pellets that kill off slugs can also kill hedgehogs.
Not stripping everything from the perimeters of your plot might provide somewhere for hedgehogs to live. The web site links here are for people who are experts in providing information about the hedgehog and they are interesting sites to visit. A few moments spent gaining knowledge and information on these creatures could benefit the long term future of this creature as part of an English way of life.

Web sites in the UK that help hedgehogs, they need your help due to a decline in hedgehog population numbers.

  • British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
  • Making a place for hedgehogs in your garden.


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