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    Chestnut is offline Tuber
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    lots of people have said this has been a funny year for growing with the odd weather patterns.
    My onions, broccoli and carrots were almost non existent, despite that they all grew last year (or maybe that was beginners luck?). So, maybe don’t give up completely on stuff which didn’t work so well this year.
    I haven’t been growing long enough to have favourites, but you might like to have a look at a website which VC suggested called moreveg which sells smaller (and cheaper) packets of seeds if you want to test a few varieties head-to-head next year.
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    thanks to everyone for the helpful responses. Some useful information.
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    1st year allotmenteer and best for me were Beetroot boltardy, Dw Fr Bean Ferrari ,
    Runner bean Enorma - (although I used this for dry beans rather than pods).
    All of them were easy to grow and tasty

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    coming up for Christmas it must be sprouts and parsnips
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    It's got to be Asparagus.

    I can't pick that yet though so for now the veg I love to grow the most are runner beans, sweet corn, Squash and potatoes.

    And fruit too - we are all about the blackberries here.

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    Best for me was sprouting calabrese (planted quite late so still giving little sprouts now that there's not much going on). Cavolo Nero also good as it just sits there until you want to use it.
    Beans are also a favourite - lots of different types and colour.

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    Just about everything is worth it for me. Even the excitement of starting off new seeds. And even before that, the promise held out by the planning stage.

    By and large, I grow things I know we like to eat plus a couple of experiments to add to the variety. Some of the experiments are failures (I don't like physallis, it seems), but you live and learn. Would never have grown winter squash ordinarily. Mr Snoop resented watering them, as he was convinced he wouldn't like them. But turns out he does, so they're a must every year now.

    As for successes and failures, conditions aren't good for everything every year, but you don't know that till at the time or even after the event. Better to try than not.
    Note to self: Getting too old not to have a life.

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