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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, 24 March 2015

Mini Propagators Work Well for Starting Seeds Off.

A Cheap and Easy Way of Germinating and Starting Off Vegetable  and Flower Seeds.


Wow that was quick only just started sowing seeds and putting them into the mini greenhouse like propagator and they have germinated. I have them sitting on a tray on the work top in front of the glass door panel and in the same room as the boiler. I have two of these with seeds in and will buy a third tomorrow as they are on offer and are an inexpensive way to start flower and vegetable seeds off. Anything that needs a lower temperature to germinate I will move the propagators to another room. The little vents at the top are very useful to control the amount of moisture in there.

One thing to be aware of is that if the seedlings do not get enough light they may become 'leggy' and weakened by growing tall and thin trying to get enough light.

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