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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, 17 June 2012

If you are a first time grow your own fruit and vegetables person.

 When Growing Your Own there are times when - it is inevitable that

You  Will Win some and Lose some in the food growing year.

Are you struggling a bit with the seeds you have sown and the things you planted not behaving quite like the books told you they would. Take heart, this is not the easiest of years to know when to do what on the vegetable plot. The weather is not on its best behaviour to assist us this year and we will just have to muddle through and improvise and hope it works out OK.

The strawberries have been waiting for a sunny day to ripen and then before I could cover them the blackbirds started eating the ripe ones for their breakfast. The 'friendly' blackbird that I leave food for in the garden in the winter months, has pecked at least six of my just ripe strawberries today.

The lettuce seeds that were sown in the raised beds have been washed out in the heavy rain - only thing I can do is sow a second batch. Sigh.

The rhubarb is going great and I have enough to share with lots of  people who like it.

I will update this soon as I have a few more things to check on before I add notes on them here.

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