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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, 27 August 2013

This Morning Looks Autumnal.

Surprised to see what may be the first signs of autumn this morning, after a sunny day yesterday.

The garden has tiny webs covered with dew this morning.  Looking further away there is an early morning fog, something that is probably due to the overnight temperature drop. Time to think about autumn jobs on the allotment such as tidying it and preparing the soil for next year's crops.

I need to make a list of autumn jobs to do at the plot, but already know these will include adding things to enrich the soil, such as the compost we make there and buying in and getting delivered some manure.

The gooseberry bushes need cutting back and the summer raspberry canes need tidying and tying in.
I have a thornless blackberry that needs to be taken in hand, and gently cut back and fixed to horizontal wires. More on these allotment to do jobs and others soon.

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