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Home Grown Fruit and Vegetables

The uncertainty of the availability and price of vegetables in the coming months must surely be a good reason to entice you to plan some sort of vegetable garden, even if only in containers.

As our cover picture shows, Vic Fox has made the maximum use of a relatively small space in which he grows a good range of vegetables and fruit. (and Sweet Peas – which aids pollination)

In Vic’s own words:-

“The plot shown above is about 4m square and at the moment has sweet peas, onions grown from seed sown at Xmas, peas, broad beans, a blackcurrant bush and at the back a hedge of, Cambridge Favourite strawberries. Under the Chapel wall are potatoes in bags, the net fence is too ward off cats and the peacock, he can shred the leaves of every thing from rhubarb to cabbages, the trouble is we love him visiting and feed him when he calls in, so I have to fence my plants. I have a second border to the right which is 2m by 4m and is ready for the runner beans. the white polystyrene boxes are used to grow carrots and as can be seen one is almost ready to start pulling, we have used them for some years now and under the shelter of the chapel wall they crop well.”

The website ‘Grow Veg’ has many ideas for quick growing produce which can be produced in a relatively small space.

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