Posted: 15/07/2015 at 17:16
Growing veg in the UK is a bit of an experiment every year I reckon LMS!
I try and grow a range of things so that if the fabled long, hot summer happens I have things that will appreciate it but if it's a dull cold one then there are other crops to fall back on. The hard bit for me is 'sacrificing' young plants when it becomes clear that they aren't going to do well in a particular year. Being a bit of an optimist I always hope for an 'Indian summer' thinking that they might produce but it rarely happens! Putting all of that TLC into a plant which ends up on the compost heap seems such a shame though.