Posted: 12/08/2014 at 19:26
Looks like everyone else is too busy picking bumper harvests to comment
I was interested mainly because I had been disappointed with some stuff this year and was wondering what was worth considering for next year and whether I could make improvements. Given the speed at which we are heading into Autumn and Seed Catalogue perusing time, I'd hoped for a few ideas.
Like you, I do like the orangey Tom types tho I admit I've never come across Paruche but I'll look out for that one.
I do so agree about the Polish shoppers..........having lived in both France and Spain, I have become used to carefully picking over what is on offer in the market/shop even to the extent of removing leaves, stalks of something which is sold by the kilo so you only pay for the good bits. That was always the norm. I do this even now but notice it is only our Polish contingent here who do the same......mostly English people are either too polite or just prepared to buy the bad with the good
Too far away from the big supermarkets to take advantage of the reduced veg but can see it would be very handy.