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What can I grow in England ?!

 
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Hi,

I live in Milton Keynes England, what can I grow.... food.... / fruits.... on my organic / permaculture / allotment.... Links..... and comments below.... I already have apples, berries and seed potatoes about !

 
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Everything.








 
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This video might give you some ideas. He's based in Somerset.



His book, No Dig Organic Home & Garden is awesome too.
 
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Pretty much anything! I manage to grow lemons in Derbyshire so whilst you may struggle with bananas, most things are possible!
 
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Where to even begin? Allotments and back gardens can be some of the highest producing forms of food production. Much higher per acre than monocultural farms!

Just pick up any vegetable growing book and you'll get an idea of what is possible. Dowding's books are a great place to start and offer a sensible and logical way to grow food.

If you're looking to be a bit more adventurous in what you want to grow there are many y great resources. Authors to look out for include Martin Crawford and Patrick Whitefield although there will be many more. There are also numerous blogs and websites with a host of information. One of my favourites is Of Plums and Pignuts which is about an allotment based forest garden in Scotland.

Another option is to visit local market gardens, CSAs, orchards, permaculture projects, etc and see what they're up to.
 
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Very good response, what I can grow this time of the year....
 
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