What a summer
Well, this hasn’t been our best summer in the garden. Last year we grew so many courgettes and tomatoes (and even some marrows, when we left the courgettes for a holiday). That inspired us to really go at it this year and plant loads of stuff.
But we planted later than we should have done, and the summer never properly came. And we had white fly and caterpillars all over everything in a way we’ve never had before (perhaps because of the rain and lack of real sunshine).
So to get a few meals’ worth of parsnips and a single courgette was something of a triumph, albeit poor compensation for all the work we put in. We’ve got some green tomatoes on our window-sill too, which we are hoping will go red sooner than go mouldy (we’re winning with 2 of them, and we lost one). I should add that we have sweetcorn still growing, which we’re optimistic about.
Has anyone else had such a poor return this year, or were we just unlucky?
- 11 Oct, 2007
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