Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:21
Great thread, I've noted down a few suggestions.
For me, the best crops/varieties were:
Tomatoes (outdoor): Sungold, especially eaten straight from the plant. Totally yum. For what it's worth, it was Gardener's Delight that split in my garden, while Sungold didn't. Also had a good crop of little cherry tomatoes from Losetto (bush variety, blight resistant).
Cobra climbing French beans, always good although not so vigorous this year (should have watered them more, I think). Seed is saved for next year.
Charlotte potatoes, very reliable and the tubers don't get affected by blight even if the tops rot away.
Courgettes: Spineless Beauty were scarily prolific. Four plants grew a humungous crop. Next year I'll try two of those and maybe two yellow ones.
What would I not grow again? Celtuce. Chicory. Salsify. Butternut squash - not really worth the space and effort for what was (for me) a tiny crop. And probaby not brassicas, although I get tempted and keep thinking this time they'll be OK. This year I tried kale, thinking it would be relatively free from caterpillars etc. I was wrong.