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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.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Starting Seeds off indoors in mini progators.

I have a couple of mini propagators, very basic a tray to stand the seed trays on and a plastic lid with 2 sliding vents to control the amount of moisture that collects in them.

They are both planted up with seeds that would be too vulnerable to put directly onto the plot at the moment. They either sit on an inside window ledge or in the room where the house boiler is situated, depending on the best position for the types of seed I have sown.

In the past I have tried to use a plastic covered mini tubular greenhouse outside in the garden but attempts to stop them being blown about on windy days failed. Now I am looking into ways to use the raised beds as cold frames, by using old double glazing units over them. More on that as the idea progresses or maybe not depending on how my efforts work out.

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