Well, for the last 6 months of 2014 I was working a lot of hours/away, meaning I got to the plot infrequently, the latter part of the year I only saw daylight at weekends! Fortunately the was enough rain for watering and nothing precious in the greenhouse. Tho plants had to put up with a few weeds.
I’ll give you a quick run-down of successes and failures with a few pics I did take.
Sweetcorn – very abundant crop for the neglect it had, tasted fantastic and I gave quite a bit away. Fantastic BBQ’d in their skins and peeled as it cooks. Also great when camping I found; cooked at the edge of one of those fire buckets (no nasty chemical used to start it!)
Cosse Violette beans – far more successful than any other type
Potatoes – particularly Aaron Pilot and Maris Piper, tho I didn’t manage to get them all out in time
Onions – managed to fight their way through any weeds I missed and tasted amazing, there are some I missed at harvest which are growing happily now, I need to pull these up shortly to prepare the bed for the next crop
Garlic – I mostly planted this in the garden tho, the most garlicky garlic I have ever eaten
Beetroot – so tasty, I ‘thinned’ by pulling the big ones out as I wanted to eat them, leaving the others to catch up over the season. I made some amazingly chocolatey subtley beetroot Red Velvet cakes for the office and ‘cake club’. I shall definitely grow this again! Also great roasted.
Spinach and rocket – more robust than I thought they would be, tasty picked as needed.
Chard – easy peasy, if anything I need to crop it more next time
Lettuce – once the plants got going, there was very little slug damage 🙂 rather tasty too
Rhubarb – lots of tasty desserts from this
Jerusalem artichokes – shot up happily surprisingly, tho I am yet to crop them
Peas – the mice ravaged them on the allotment, not one plant survived. I had some at home tho so not all was lost
Cauliflower – the rain benefitted the other plants but not the cauli’s it was just as they were ripening too, they were lost 😦
Carrots/parsnip – possibly weeded up as seedlings, or just didn’t grow well in the clay and weeds. Will try again but with better drainage
Squash – rabbits and frost didn’t help these – I ended up with 2 sisters rather than 3-sisters!
Pak choi – I didn’t look after these as I should have so they ended up not very happy
Broad beans – I suspect it was just too late in the season to get them going well last year, they have a head start this year! I had a small crop which was tasty
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