Sunday, 25 November 2018
Beefmaster F1 - enormous tomatoes but took forever to ripen and suffered from blossom end rot
Golden Crown Cherry (yellow) - good but took forever to get going
Gardeners Delight - good trusses but disappointing in quantity overall.
Shirley F1 - ok
Sungold Cherry (orange)- very prolific, had tons of these
Moneymaker - good trusses but disappointing as took forever to ripen
Overall, what I have learned is that the plants producing large trusses of fruit can be very slow to ripen so I may look at other types next year. But the hot summer also affected the plants negatively so we will see what next year brings.
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Sunday, 5 August 2018
This year I switched to a hardneck garlic, Lautrec Wight, instead of the softneck I had grown for years. We have had great weather so I might just have been lucky, but it is an excellent crop. Clearly at our northern latitude, hardneck is the way to go.
Sunday, 24 June 2018
Although I have been picking small quantities of fruit and veg, the first true harvest is the shallots. They are in the greenhouse to dry out now. I've not done these in years, and they look good so I'm looking forward to eating them.
The unusually dry summer is having a positive effect in some veg, no slug holes in these leaves!