Posted: 16/07/2014 at 15:35
I tried yellow beetroot once but we found them too earthy and prefer the sweeter red ones. Have grown and loved cavolo nero but it doesn't cope with our usual winters so gets zapped. When I started our veggie plot I made a whole asparagus bed but it never came to anything cos of the winters. Ditto globe artichokes.
Jerusalem artichokes do well but Chinese artichokes are a waste of time. Grew asparagus peas years ago - just the once. I grew parsnips once but they liked the conditions so much they grew huge whereas we like them smaller and juicier.
Radicchio does well and so do assorted Chinese greens. Mizuna was horrible - tough and bitter.
We love purple sprouing but need a mild winter to get a good crop here and those are rather rare.