Posted: 09/10/2016 at 09:48
Spuds did OK (Kestrel & Sarpo mira, the only types I can grow which don't get devastated with keeled slugs), winter squashes worst year ever, only one large one out of ten plants (6 different varieties) with the rest producing only one or two fist-sized fruit. Summer squashes fewer and smaller than usual. Carrots OK (polytunnel), parsnips good, all brassicas very good, especially brussels. The tomatoes in the greenhouse did OK too but smaller crop than usual, especially the larger types. Overwintered peppers and chillis excellent, seed grown ones only ripening now (conservatory.) Spring sown broad beans ok, no blackfly at all. Runner and climbing french beans minimal crops. Forgot to plant out the leeks!
Edit: Forgot the fruit: Strawberries lower crop than usual, raspberries (Polka) excellent - still going, gooseberries lower crop than usual, blackberries the same. Apples good. Cherries small crop (netted.) one pear (not yet ripe.)
Overall, the worst year I've ever had, all due to the weather. Fingers crossed for 2017..
Last edited: 09 October 2016 09:53:13