What is the best thing you have grown 2018

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Grubbypaws

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What is the best thing you have grown 2018
« on: July 03, 2018, 13:45 »
Beetroot Alto F1 Hybrid. We have a continuous supply of beautiful sweet beets that get wrapped in foil with some herbs and placed on the BBQ. Wonderful  :D

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Re: What is the best thing you have grown 2018
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 14:11 »
I'll let you know later in the year, not harvested much so far.
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Re: What is the best thing you have grown 2018
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 18:27 »
So far, lettuces (little gem) and overwintering onions.

Agree it's too early in the season to be definate

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Re: What is the best thing you have grown 2018
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 19:03 »
Strawberries & lettuces that I’m using as cut & come again. Oh & the cucumbers are coming thick & fast
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Re: What is the best thing you have grown 2018
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2018, 17:16 »
Tasty strawberries and my first success with cucumbers, although the first lot died, the second lot are now producing loads. I put it down to planting them into a big pot of compost with the bottom cut out and placed on the greenhouse border with plenty of water.

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Re: What is the best thing you have grown 2018
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2018, 23:12 »
F1 Ball Courgettes, 4 in 5 days and 3 on the plant growing strongly as well. Good job the sprog loves them.

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Re: What is the best thing you have grown 2018
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2018, 14:11 »
Yes, probably a bit early to give a final answer. But so far strawbs, red currents, beets, onions, garlic all done very well. Squashes are romping away and growing fruit at present, so as long as I can keep watering I'm hopeful of success here. Good carrots and luttuce.

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Re: What is the best thing you have grown 2018
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2018, 20:38 »
Strawberries and tomatoes so far.

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Re: What is the best thing you have grown 2018
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 11:47 »
Red Currants

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Re: What is the best thing you have grown 2018
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2018, 16:12 »
So far the crops I am most pleased with are beetroot after last year's dismal failure, cauliflowers as it a relief to see them form, dwarf french beans in the polytunnel as they were so early in was a delight to eat them, and cherries from our dwarf tree in the fruit cage... we got the net on in time to foil the birds this year
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Re: What is the best thing you have grown 2018
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2018, 09:40 »
A bit early to give a final verdict. 
So far all my brassicas are looking fantastic - only harvested turnips so far though. 
The runner and climbing French beans look as if they are going to do really well. 
Potatoes good so far - excellent Jazzy only ones eaten yet.
Garlic was very early but a good crop.
Chillies and sweet peppers in the greenhouse doing well.
Straightneck yellow summer squash has started going berserk.
Sweetcorn promising.
Redcurrants - huge yield.

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Re: What is the best thing you have grown 2018
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2018, 22:17 »
Creeping buttercup in the spring, before the weather changed from cloudy and damp to warm and dry and I dug it all up.

It is difficult to say crop-wise because apart from the early potatoes, nothing has quite got to the point of producing yet, the squash have taken off in the heat and are now producing fruitlets, the French beans are flowering and will produce pods very soon, and the brassicas aren't up to size yet. So far the beans and squash look in the best shape and could be very productive, the prolonged hot dry weather has kept the slug damage right down so they have had the chance to establish and grow into mature plants. Fingers crossed that by the end of the month I will have a very productive allotment.

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Re: What is the best thing you have grown 2018
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2018, 09:07 »
Not me but my daughter in law produced an 8lb 6oz baby boy on Monday 😂

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Re: What is the best thing you have grown 2018
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2018, 15:58 »
OK so I did post too soon. Although my beets are fabulous and still producing well, nothing prepared me for the taste of my new gooseberry Xenia. Wow!

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Re: What is the best thing you have grown 2018
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2018, 18:38 »
Weeds is doing well.  ;)



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