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    Default and the veg which make your allotment all worth while for you are....

    I'm having a rethink about which veg to grow for next year.

    I wondered which vegetables (particular varieties preferably) make your allotment all worth while for you?

    Particularly interested in the slightly less known varieties of veg., but all are welcome.

    Apologies if this kind of thread has been done before - couldn't immediately spot anything.

    Don't need a great amount of details, somewhere between a simple list and a veg version of Encyclopaedia Britannica

    Thanks in advance!
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    Hi Trautigan,

    Here's a similar thread from earlier in the year....

    https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...ies_97711.html
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    Do you use a greenhouse as well or just grow in the open?

    On reading the link above...snadger suggested this was also worth a look.
    https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...ties_8325.html
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    I'm going to to be incredibly unhelpful and say all of them .
    Always trying new varieties of everything. Some end up as favourites some get added to the never growing that again.

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    In all honesty - as long as something does well I'm (somewhat) happy. This year saw a few folks give up their plot - some because of the long hot dry spell that did for a lot of veg. Well, for me it was the best ever year for chillies and outdoor toms and a pretty terrible one for most everything else. That probably means I like the idea of growing on the plot more than the actuality and actually I like being on the plot more than more or less anything else
    So - Ring of Fire and Orange Thai chillies and a multitude of o/d toms whose nomenclature I can't recall at present!

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    Yep, some people hate mexican tree spinach I love it, love the colour, fab picked young for salads, not tooo bad cooked. Birds go mad fon the seed in the Autumn. Self seeds so much you never need to sow it again ....can be a right nuisance to others
    On my list is always a a purple climbing bean - Kew blue or cosse violette.
    I like beans so will grow beans for drying too. These change most years as they are so pretty I like to mix it up a bit.
    Runner beans - I've been saving seed for years and I can't remember what I started with.
    Courgette would be a paler skin variety. Not a yellow one as I don't like their taste as much.
    Cucumber is usually an F1...probably Carmen
    Cabbage - I use Durham early usually for spring greens.
    Kale - Usually Cavo Nero
    Rainbow chard
    If I grow beetroot I like to pickle it so I will look for a cyclindrical one so they fit in the jars
    I used to grow the purple cauli by Franchi - Di Sicilia violetto and always had great success but the pigeons have increased around here so I don't bother anymore. I can't be bothered with making frames and netting.
    Lettuce is something we love to eat so I usually have a variety growing, giant red mustard, red streaks, freckles, an iceberg variety - Great Lakes, a few other loose leaf lettuce that I can pick leaves as and when.
    Spuds I love pink fir Apple.
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    Carrots - any type, no favourites.. The taste is so vastly improved compared to shop bought carrots.
    Cabbage - same reason as above.

    Cucumbers - so prolific!

    Cucamelons - so cool!

    Tromboncino - so tasty and hugely prolific
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    Hi there,welcome to the vine,have a go at what you like to eat,if your new to growing,come on here and ask how WE do things,also time of year to sow/plant,you will see several others asking,and no question is ever daft to answer,thats what the vine is all about,some years a veg will do briliant,another year rubbish,but to see the little seeds start to grow does your mood proud,you find yourself going into nurture mode,even in bad years,come on here and peeps will give advice if and how to rescue,
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