Posted: 08/10/2016 at 22:34
Worst crop of tomatoes in the greenhouse for 30 years. New shoots were growing out of the end of the actual trusses, never had that before. Gardeners delight usually brilliant, sparse, a complete disaster.
slugs and snails by the million devastated the brassicas and the first early potatoes, Rocket, were full of slugs and wire worm. No plums, no squash, poor sweet corn and non existent 2nd year asparagus
good job the onions shallots and leeks are spectacular. The raspberries, red and black currants and rhubarb, superb, enormous crops. Bramley apples very large. Greenhouse cucumber superb.
A cold wet spring and a lack of hedgehogs and frogs have not helped the harvest festival