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    Quote Originally Posted by SarzWix View Post
    Nothing on my plot is doing well with the exception of molluscs and horsetail. This is the most rubbish year I've ever had.
    My molluscs are doing exceedingly well in spite of being regularly chucked into buckets of salty water. Where on earth are they all coming from?

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    For me the two successes of this year so far have got to be broccoli (both purple sprouting and tenderstem) and rhubarb. It also looks like it may be another good year for the blackcurrant - lots of lovely little green berries waiting to ripen.

    Some of the herbs are doing well, but everything else is just not trying!

    One raspberry is about 3 foot tall and has a handful of berries on it, the other is just about 6 inches out of the pot.

    I still have high hopes for my tomatoes - none have been nibbled at as yet, and I am also trying an upside-down planter this year as an experiment.

    My potatoes aren't really putting on much foliage, and those that do are being attacked by snails every night. I have given a couple of hundred free swimming lessons, so the only ones left now tend to be small so maybe my potatoes will now have a bit of a chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustylady View Post
    My molluscs are doing exceedingly well
    Perhaps you should try to farm some?

    The French seem particularly taken with them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samurailord View Post
    Perhaps you should try to farm some?

    The French seem particularly taken with them
    The French are welcome to the little bu@@ers

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    My peas, broad beans, lettuce and kale are all doing well, but my 4 outdoor cucs have drown.
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    I am quietly confident I will have around 6-8 strawberries at home in the next day or two - if the slugs dont get them first. It is my best year for onions on my shared plot, fingers crossed and am hoping my garlic there is fine but it looks a little rusty. My overwintered broad beans are doing fine and I planted some more in the spring which are coming along nicely. Given the weather I am pleased with what is growing on at our new half plot. The raspberries I moved at the 'wrong' time have all taken. Hope a lull in the rain will happen so I can get more stuff planted out. OH says our spuds should be ready round about 25th July. Heaven knows where we are going to put them all, he went a bit mad and planted loads. All in all I think it is going to be a hit and miss year because of the weather. I lost all of my first cucumbers, I've given up on sweetcorn and am nurturing the courgette with a broken neck so fingers crossed for everyone that we'll end up with something edible.

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    My weeds are doing exceedingly well..........
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    Onions, shallots and potatoes are going great guns. Lettuce and pak choi are doing well.
    Parsnips were slow to come up but are doing ok now. Courgettes, pumpkins and tomatoes are slower than usual but doing ok.
    Beans, sweetcorn were doing well until they were eaten by slugs.
    I have one last sowing of some brassicas left after 4 attempts!! 2 my fault, 2 rabbits fault!.
    Peppers and chillis......hmmm what peppers and chillis?

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