Crop reports 2018


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.



BasilGrew cuttings from shop starter. Good idea. Plenty of crops.
Beans (dwarf)Planted out July. More sowed in July. Small crop in August. 
Beetroot1 pot. 2 good roots in August. More small but good ones in late December.
Broad beansVery small crop in lawn bed.
Carrotsin pot and trough. Trough (Paris round) gave very small crop. Pot of Flakee Gigante gave good results.
ChardIn pot did very well. In beds fair. More sown in August. Cropping through winter.
FoxglovesBrilliant as always! 
GarlicSmall bulbs.
Garlic, elephantOne plant. Fair result.
HesperisSelf sown. Really good!
HollyhocksRust. No flowers
LeeksBrilliant! 4 pots. (Hannibal & Tadorna) Still got 2 pots to harvest (mid-Jan)
LettucesGood crops in trays, pots or beds. Lollo rosso best. 
Pak choySown in August. Never very good.
ParsleyOverwintered. Brilliant in lawn bed. Cropped till July. Still going in September. And still using in January!
PeasSowed early for pea shoot salad. Good. Some left for small crop of peas. More sowed o/d in July did not come up!
PeppersGourmet. (orange) 3 in conservatory. Good crop of 6 peppers.
PotatoesCharlotte from shop. In bed. did not grow well but provided some nice meals.
RadishesEarly crops good. Need more. Autumn sowing looks doubtful.
TomatoesNo 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.

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