Posted: 19/08/2015 at 00:18
Onions and garlic have done well, my garlic was also small but I'm not sure whether people who say they grow big garlic aren't telling a fisherman's tale because mines always been about as big as golf ball's, possibly slightly bigger in a good year. I seem to recall reading somewhere elephant garlic produces big bulbs but I've never grown it and small garlic does keep well.
Green manure sounds a good plan, will try it. I've grown nasturgiums, trained into area's, so as I harvest vegs they provide good ground cover to prevent weed seeds from settling in the soil and germinating. They also attract pests like blackfly, giving ladybirds a good feast and keeping vegs safe from flies.
Courgette's are doing well but squash, pumkins and gourds not so good. I've gourds still drying from last yr, hug around the plot which are now beginning to rattle in the wind. I'm drying them to paint.
I'm currently enjoying all the wildlife on the plot. With stuff in flower, there's lots of bee's, wasps. and butterflies. I've trillions of worms. There's also a frog living under black pastic at the top of the plot. Not seen any slow worms on this plot though.
Happy growing everyone.