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Posted: Thursday 22 September, 2011

by Rosemary at 7:41pm in Growing Comments closed

We've got quite a big area for growing fruit and vegetables - it's not commercial sized, but quite big. Our primary objective is to grow fruit and vegetables for ourselves but somewhere along the line the idea of selling surplus at the road end crept in and seemed to be taking on a life of its own. Farm shops were mentioned!

Over the last few days, we've had a review and decided to stick to our original plan of growing for ourselves. To be honest, I'm not a great gardener - I prefer the livestock - but I'm quite happy pottering and planning in the garden for us but I'm certainly not a market gardener and have no wish to be.

One of the things we have to get better at, then, is preserving our crops. We also need to be better at successional sowing - we've got a lot of cabbages at the moment. A lot.

So with that revised focus, I can get out the seed catalogues. Yippee!

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