Growing your own Vegetables


Spent an hour digging organic farmyard manure and ashes (from my peat and wood fires which I’ve saved all winter) into my vegetable plot. I dug the plot at the start of January just before the cold snap set in, which gave it time to break down and be aerated and the soil was lovely and soft and easy to dig today.

My seed potatoes are in chitting trays and my herb seeds are planted in seedling trays.  I haven’t sown my tomato seeds yet, I will wait until the beginning of March.

This year I hope to have basil, parsley, coriander, garlic, garden peas, broccoli, carrots, spring onions and red onions, early and maincrop potatoes, cherry tomatoes,  marmande and money maker tomatoes.  Along with a variety of types of lettuce, apples, melons and strawberries.   There’s nothing like the satisfaction you get from growing your own fruit and vegetables and being able to walk out into the garden and pick them just before you use them means there’s a freshness you just can’t buy.


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