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Do you grow your own fruit and vegetables?

A nice turn out of strawberries this year, sweet too.
Matt85 · 36-40, M
they look nice and moderately sized :)
As a hobby not for sustenance, we used to, with mixed results. Half the crop was lost to grubs.
Our cucumbers, tomatoes and rhubarb did the best.

Your strawberries look wonderful!
@GeniUs Yes, as certain dimensions restrict root growth probably.

In hindsight we should have used pots, rather than a traditional in-ground veg patch.
I think the soil quality was lacking.
GeniUs · 56-60, M
@SethGreene531 Great point, food for growth is important. As a (mean) Yorkshireman I have a great relationship with a local stables where I can collect as much manure as I want (an oddly pleasing past time!) I usually leave it for 6 months or so let it dry out and crumble it into any pots with good success. It does have a lot of weeds in it so the management of these is necessary but I'm pleased with my resultant crops.
@GeniUs Excellent! Had we the proper knowledge and materials I think the garden would have flourished .
A fresh source of manure is beneficial. I think better than a lot of the high potassium, phosphate synthetic varieties that need constant Ph management.
You're on to a good crop management plan, I wish you a bountiful autumn harvest!
JustEd · 41-45, M
Did but couldn’t keep everything up like it needed to be. Will get back to it soon enough though. Home grown always seems to taste the best.
samueltyler2 · 80-89, M
We used to when we had a house. Now we live in an apartment, but do grow small tomatoes on our balcony.
helenS · 36-40, F
@samueltyler2 You can always do some guerrilla gardening, of course. [big]✊🏽[/big]
I moved into a new home 3 months age. I now have a big garden and planting as much as i can
ShadowWorker · 61-69, F
Nice strawberries! 😋 yummy
Yes, I grow my own berries and veggies. I had a good run on my strawberries too, my raspberries were outstanding and my blueberries did ok blackberries are coming on fast and plentiful now.
Eclecticallysound · 41-45, F
@ShadowWorker Love blackberries. I like to make a nice apple and blackberry pie.
GeniUs · 56-60, M
Are we listing now?
So far
Mange Tout
Peas (only a few though)
Broad beans (big crop this year the staple of many of my chillies)
Courgettes (the round sort)
Runner beans
Various smaller beans green/yellow/french (I had an assortment I'd saved from last year so just randomly planted them)

Cherry toms
Plum cherry toms
Spring Onions

And also collecting flower and veg seeds for next year.

What hasn't worked:
Onions - always very small
Cabbages and Caulis - too many pests getting them
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
In my small lot I grow
Black Currents
Crab Apples

Barny52 · 56-60, M
Very few strawberries this year but I started a new bed so didn’t expect many. The rats cleared all my broadbeans the swines !!! Good spuds and squash
Magenta · F
I have, but not for a few years now. Deer kept eating it, lol. I've thought of doing a green house.

Those are some beauteous strawberries. They look mmm!
helenS · 36-40, F
Walnuts and chestnuts. They'll get me through the winter. And, of course, my winter apples. 😋
Good year for strawberries ,nothing else though, too cold and wet.
DearAmbellina2113 · 41-45, F
No but I wish I could. Maybe one day.

As a kid I remember my mom had a pretty sizeable garden- she grew corn, beans, cucumber, squash, peppers, tomatoes, peas, strawberries, peaches, pears, plums, zucchini, cherries, and persimmons. I remember picking the veggies when it was harvest time, and spending long periods of time shucking corn and shelling peas/beans!
Nice. I buy mine in the store.
Eclecticallysound · 41-45, F
@soar2newhighs Lovely ones. 🍓
GJOFJ3 · 61-69, M
Looks great
The only way to do strawberries.

The berries in the supermarket from the big commercials farms are white inside and tasteless.
Eclecticallysound · 41-45, F
@robingoodfellow They certainly are, I’ve found this myself. It's mass production I think, just not the same care in growing food any more.
BackyardShaman · 61-69, M
Yes I do, a large number of them. Pears, figs, blueberries, tomatoes, peppers.
PhilDeep · 51-55, M
I've never grown anything but if I grow it and it's edible that would be even better!
Fairydust · F
Yeah, I haven’t had many strawberries this year.

Yummy 🤤🍓
Midnightoker1 · 61-69, M
I used to grow plants.. :)
Eclecticallysound · 41-45, F
@Midnightoker1 Bet I can guess which!
Midnightoker1 · 61-69, M
@Eclecticallysound lol.. Your probably guessing right.. :) :) :)
Castenmas · M
I also grow strawberries.
They look great!
samueltyler2 · 80-89, M
pikminboy · 26-30, M
My father grew lots of things, large garden, fruit trees...and yes, strawberries.
Azlotto · M
Yes...Only cantaloupe this year.

Nice strawberries.
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