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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 January 2015

Half a Plot is Better Than None or Sometimes One.

My allotment is not a full plot but a half a plot. However it is larger than some of the half plots because the way the site is shaped and divided. I took on half a plot to begin with and then for a short time tried to work the full plot; when I was asked if I wanted the other half when it was  'cleared' and became available. That full plot responsibility did not work out well for me; whatever I was doing the jobs waiting to be done on the rest of the plot were causing me concern. The few months I tried to work the larger area I believe resulted in me cropping less that season than I do now in the spring and summer with the half sized plot.

I know some people can manage more than one plot but I am happy with my ten rods and for me it provides ample fruit and a tasty selection of vegetables too.

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