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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, 22 October 2015

Five things you quickly discover about allotments.

Five things you never knew before you started to growing things 
/ working on an allotment.

1/  The weeds have more stamina and tricks than you do. 
     They will appear even when growing conditions are poor.

2/ You win some and lose some. 
   Because the weather will play tricks on your planting times and growing seasons and some crops        are not affected but others are.

3/ Soon you discover you hate to waste anything you have grown.
    You will become ingenious at coping with gluts.

4/ The distance to the allotment's water tap gets further away -
   every time you make a trip back to the plot with full watering cans.

5/ Some crops will grow even if you break the so called rules.
   Other crops just give in and disappear.

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