Posted: 10/08/2014 at 06:13
In East Anglia we''re having a really good year - long dry spells, occasional rain and lots of sunshine
We started off harvesting a good crop of garlic in July. Now it looks as if we're getting (fingers crossed) the best outdoor tomato crop I've ever had, also fabulous outdoor cucumbers and chillies, great courgettes and the squashes look promising. Lots of salad veg (Cos, Little Gems and various salad leaves) with rapid germination and few problems. Carrots and beetroot have been good too.
At the moment we're picking a very tasty and heavy crop of yellow wax beans, and the runner beans are setting well and we'll be picking those in a very few days.
As for fruit, gooseberries were great, the raspberries are cropping really well and the figs are fabulous.
We don't have plums in this garden, but the hedges round about us are full of cherry plums and it's a really heavy crop and next doors apples look as they're going to be really good.
If we had summers like this every year I'd be very happy I really have nothing to complain about this year.