Posted: 11/10/2016 at 09:47
I know we were distracted with house moving but it was a dreadful season for us in Belgium. Long cold wet dark spring after a dry start to the year so most babies eaten by slugs and then the survivors took forever to get going.
Broccoli, cabbages, kohlrabi, fennel and beets munched by slugs.
Courgettes very slow to start and then bolted to marrows during a 5 day absence in September.
One pumpkin plant with no fruits at all and the other managed to ripen one.
Tomatoes and cucs flowered too late to produce fruit and then suffered from drought anyway.
Oak leaf lettuce fine, cos lettuce munched.
Good strawberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, gooseberries, damsons and rhubarb but the birds got the blueberries.
Drought here too in the Vendée but that's not a problem for us as we haven't started the new veg patch yet. There are some good looking veggie plots around and about so there's hope. Going to discuss siting of compost bins and bean trenches and other beds later today so OH doesn't go off half-cocked. Then I need to go and buy pots for sowing some broad beans and sweet peas.
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