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    Default 'tis been a strange year............

    What a strange growing year we've had. No glut of courgettes, beans after a shaky start went absolutely bonkers (especialy the frenchies) beetroot has been pathetic , cabbages ...spring cabbage I was still picking in July no sign of bolting. Summer cabbage I'm still picking now (very slow to heart up) ..Chillies are going crazy in the lottie gh but not at home which is more sheltered . Toms have been great at home inside and out. Cucumbers ..total waste of time this year not even a gherkin .Oh and peas .......well I've never had a crop as good before . Actually got bags of them in the freezer.
    Finally onions ........those from seed were mostly ok but some seem to be in the process of splitting and those from sets came out the ground hardly bigger than what they went in ......But what I find really strange is that if you speak to someone else they've had the opposite ie no beans and fantastic beetroot .....
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    I can truthfully say that I have had NO gluts whatsoever - not even of apples or raspberries and I usually do pretty well there. I can count the number of beans and courgettes on my fingers, tomatoes were very late, onions came to nought. OK I don't have an allotment but I usually manage to put something in the freezer - but not this year.
    If I didn't know things could be better, I'd give up now
    2012 has been written off, roll on 2013
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    I've just written the same on one of my blogs.


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    *goes off to read Zaz's blog......


    *comes back..............'tis not your linear one then ?
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    It's been pretty rubbish for everything except broad beans here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binley100 View Post
    *goes off to read Zaz's blog......
    Have you found it.......?
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    Quote Originally Posted by binley100 View Post
    *goes off to read Zaz's blog......
    It's my seed circle one. Nothing worth reading to be honest!

    http://seed-circle.blogspot.co.uk/
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    What is a glut,rubbish most things,toms and cues in the greenhouse started late,have had enough toms for 2 of us,not to give away,but each individual variety did not do as well as could have,the scatalon cooing ones were just perthetic in terms of quantity,but the cues have done bril,only yesterday i picked 4,some small ones on,so be interesting to see if they grow,it is double glazed with recycled glass,and thick polycarb on the roof,a lot warmer than the singles at home,roll on next year,

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