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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.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Rising Prices in the shops for salads and vegetables make growing your own food worthwhile.

Grow it Now.
As shop prices for salads and vegetables increase and the taste of some of them seem almost none existent growing your own makes more sense than ever.

I did not start to grow fruit and vegetables to save money but to get better quality food for less cost than I would have to pay for organic fruit and vegetables.

The surprise is that even if I do not tell people that the potatoes they are eating are home grown the flavour of the food is frequently a topic of conversation.

If you want to see if it is worth growing food, even of you only have a window box or large
flower-pot try sowing some salad leaves of the cut and grow again type.

As you harvest just he amount that you need their will be no waste. There are no food-miles clocking up as the salad just goes from the garden to the kitchen to your plate in minuets not days.

Growing your own salad means the leaves are ready to pick and washed by you so they are not being treated to keep them fresh or bagged up and chilled.

Most of all try growing your own salad leaves for the improved taste and texture they will bring to the meal on your plate.

When you harvest salad leaves from a pack of cut and grow again lettuce seeds, try to harvest the outer leaves as the inner ones will grow into little lettuces.

If you want to buy salad leaf seeds, Thompson &Morgan have a great range of salad leaves, lots of varieties to select from - Salad seeds at Thompson &Morgan.

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