Friday, 21 December 2012

Christmas Wishes

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a successful New year - thanks for following my veg gardening escapades.  See you next year.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Baskets full of Goodies - A 2012 Review

We all know what a lousy gardening year it has been - but I was surprised, when I looked back at the photographs for the year, just how much veg was actually produced.  The only things that didn't really do very well for me were the fruits and squashes.  No raspberries, no apples or plums, only a few black and red currants.  But on the whole it wasn't that bad.
END MARCH - Rainbow Chard, Leeks and Onion Greens

MARCH - Curly Kale

END MARCH - Purple Sprouting Broccoli

MAY - Rainbow Chard

3rd WEEK JUNE - Calabrese


3rd WEEK JULY - Beetroot, Potatoes, Broad beans, Gooseberries and Redcurrants

END JULY - Calabrese, Romanesco Cauli, Carrots, Broad Beans
Peas, Courgettes, Tomatoes, Beetroot

END JULY - Mint, Sweet Peas, Courgettes, Summer Squash
Peas, Romanesco Caulis, Broccoli Spears, Broad Beans, Tomatoes

BEGINNING AUGUST - Beetroot, Spinach, Mixed Cutting Patch Flowers,
Summer Squash, Courgettes, Broad beans, Peas, Beetroot,
Gooseberries, Redcurrants

1st WEEK AUGUST - Blackcurrants, Tomatoes, Summer Squash, French and Runner Beans
Broc spears, Courgettes

2nd WEEK AUGUST - Runner beans, Cucumber, Romanesco cauli, Crystal Lemon Cucumber
Cauliflower, Beefsteak Tomatoes, Courgettes

18th AUGUST - Summer Squash, Mixed Tomatoes, Parsnips, Runner Beans,
Early potatoes, Courgettes

19th AUGUST -  Sweet peas, Summer Squash, Runner and French Beans,
Beefsteak Tomatoes, Courgettes

25th AUGUST - Tomatoes of every shape and size

26th AUGUST - Cucumbers, Runner Beans, Courgette and Summer Squash

12th SEPTEMBER - Tomatoes, Aubergines and Chillis

END SEPTEMBER - Sungold Tomatoes, Runner Beans, Marrow, Courgettes and
Summer Squash

BEGINNING OCTOBER - Tomatoes brought indoors to ripen
These pictures give you an idea of the amount of produce I was able to harvest over seven months.  Of course, this isn't everything, only as much as I remembered to photograph.  All in all, the results weren't as bad as I thought.  If you can produce this much in a rubbish summer, just think what a decent summer will produce.  Here's hoping for next year.
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