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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, 29 October 2012

Our Jobs To Do on the Allotment in the Autumn - Winter Months.

November Tasks on the Plot.

It may seem that the autumn-winter months is the time when you can hang up the garden tools and put away the gardening gloves. After years of growing our own food on the allotment, it has become obvious that the clearing up and preparation we do now benefits us and the allotment. Work done now gives us an allotment better prepared for the next growing season. 

Jobs List - things we are doing on the allotment.

We have -
  • Cleared the soil of the weeds that have emerged since we removed most of the crops. 
  • Improved the growing conditions in the raised beds by adding compost and removing any weeds that had germinated since removing the plants. 
  • Cut back some of the autumn raspberry canes.
  • Attempting to catch up on any jobs we missed doing in the past months because of the weather.
  • Adding well rotted horse manure to the hungry feeders like rhubarb and fruiting plants.
More will be added as we get more tasks finished.

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