A bit of a harvest for 2010

September 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

For the first year in about a decade I have been too busy to grow much veg. Indeed this coincides with starting vegplugs.co.uk: I am now too busy growing plugs to post around the country to actually grow plugs into veg to eat.

We managed to squeeze a few plants into the Groblog garden but were so busy with the business there was little time to tend crops.

We figured a positive to this though- if we get decent harvests by practically ignoring them, imagine how briliant they’ll be with a bit of feed and attention in our customers’ gardens!

Sicilia Violetta, an open pollinated purple cauliflower with excellent flavour and a pretty, upright growing habit. Planted from plug in partial shade in March, harvested in June.

Aubergine ‘Little Fingers‘ and ‘Calliope‘ F1.

Tomato ‘Orange King’, a semi-determinate open pollinated cultivar.

A small ‘Reine des Glaces‘ iceberg lettuce- all the big ones got eaten.

Salad Bowl‘, a reliable quick growing lettuce.

‘Mantovano’ bulbing (Florence) fennel, growing in the shade of maturing brassica (cauliflower) to prevent bolting. A few will be left to flower as umbelliferous flower heads attract beneficial insects.

Here we have winter savoury (centre) with thyme growing around it. The thyme is flowering.

Chilli pepper ‘Numex Mirasol’, an upward pointing chilli which proved very hardy, cropping from late summer until end september.


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