|Plums - Victoria, Damsons and Greengages|
The eating apple trees were overladen with fruit, most of which were undersized, they ripened before they had a chance to mature into a decent size, but there were hundreds of them, and the plum trees were dripping, to the point of breaking the branches.
On the vegetable side, my two disappointments were the potatoes and squashes, yields were low, due in part to the low rainfall and colder temperatures than we would normally have. But the carrots and onions made up for the shortfall.
But the cucumbers and peppers were dismal. So my summary of the year - on the whole crops didn't do too bad considering the weather conditions.
It has been great looking back at the photographs throughout the year and has me fired up ready to begin all over again next year. I have my tomato seed at the ready to sow in January and I can't wait to get cracking.
As this will be my last post for the year on A Woman of the Soil - I will take this opportunity of thanking everyone who has visited and commented and I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Successful Gardening New Year.
|Three grumpy Christmas dogs via Pinterest|