It has been a very strange year for growing things. It is not clear how much of that is due to the weather and how much to our husbandry.
Let’s start with an “impossible to fail”
Well, the runners are doing OK but not as abundant as in previous years.
Next “can’t fail”
except they have – there is a miserable courgette harvest (think shriveled sausages)
The main success has been rabbit food
We don’t really eat brassicas (apart from broccoli of course) but our rabbits
do. By the barrow load
They do leave some salad for us
The broad beans did well
But we are not talking about the tomatoes
We normally roast and freeze vast quantities but this year they are just not ripening.
Same true of the chillies
although maybe more understandably due to the lack of recent heat.
This round yellow cucumber has done well
Here served with a bizarre success – we have had succulent figs from our rather poorly placed tree
We don’t eat many potatoes. Four years ago someone gave us a few which we dutifully planted. Now each year we get a rogue crop
We note that mooli should be harvested young
The apple trees are overloaded
inspite of Frances taking her toll
We look forward to our share
Likewise with the plums
Maybe we should stick to the wild harvest