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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.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Allotments Autumn is a Good Time of Year to Weed,Tidy and Plan for the Future.

Autumn months can bring us a mix of weather and this offers the opportunity to tackle different jobs on the allotment plot.

Use the cold,wet miserable days for planning and decision making for what you will grow and where you will plant things next year. Take a look at the different seed catalogues in print or online to find new ideas for varieties to grow in 2015.

I use the pleasant days to work on the plot. There are almost an endless list of things that need to be tackled such as cutting back and pruning things like the autumn raspberries. I have also been tying and training the summer raspberries to the wires that have been put in place for that purpose.

Continuing to dig out pernicious weeds and to hoe down any new weeds that are still emerging with the mild weather.

Turn the compost heap and dig out and use any compost that is ready.

Check if any of the fruit trees need new supports or make adjustments to any existing ones that might need it.

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