Squashes and courgettes were all planted in pots this year. (Except for experiments in compost heap)
Courgettes stopped producing in the unusual heat wave.
Compost heap plants grew very well but cropped late in the shade.
Rugosa Friulana (4)
Green bush (5)
Hunter, Harrier & Hercules 3/4 small ones each - but nice crop.
Marina di Chioggia in bed failed.
|Basil||Grew cuttings from shop starter. Good idea. Plenty of crops.|
|Beans (dwarf)||Planted out July. More sowed in July. Small crop in August.|
|Beetroot||1 pot. 2 good roots in August. More small but good ones in late December.|
|Broad beans||Very small crop in lawn bed.|
|Carrots||in pot and trough. Trough (Paris round) gave very small crop. Pot of Flakee Gigante gave good results.|
|Chard||In pot did very well. In beds fair. More sown in August. Cropping through winter.|
|Foxgloves||Brilliant as always!|
|Garlic, elephant||One plant. Fair result. 2 cloves saved for next year.|
|Hesperis||Self sown. Really good!|
|Hollyhocks||Rust. No flowers|
|Leeks||Brilliant! 4 pots. (Hannibal & Tadorna) Still got 2 pots to harvest (mid-Jan) Final harvest 17 Feb of 10 good leeks to freeze.|
|Lettuces||Good crops in trays, pots or beds. Lollo rosso best.|
|Pak choy||Sown in August. Never very good.|
|Parsley||Overwintered. Brilliant in lawn bed. Cropped till July. Still going in September. And still using in January!|
|Peas||Sowed early for pea shoot salad. Good. Some left for small crop of peas. More sowed o/d in July did not come up!|
|Peppers||Gourmet. (orange) 3 in conservatory. Good crop of 6 peppers.|
|Potatoes||Charlotte from shop. In bed. did not grow well but provided some nice meals.|
|Radishes||Early crops good. Need more. Autumn sowing looks doubtful.|
|Spinach||Little success. Autumn sown 2 plants overwintering in pots.|
|Tomatoes||No blight this year. Medium crops. Heat seemed to stop growth. Tigerella were good. Mountain Magic look fine. I am trying to overwinter cuttings. (One 2nd gen. under growlight still alive in Jan.) Gardeners delight did less well this year. Maybe save seed of this one.|