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    Default Seeds I'll never try to grow again

    After many years of trying to grow sweetcorn, this year was the last time. One kernel on a cob, that's all, two cobs on a plant, both equally pathetic. Even the chooks turned their beaks up at them.

    Second, Rosella, tomato. Lovely taste, very productive but..................split too easily, fall off the vine as soon as you look at them and make a splatty mess in the GH. Next year, there's be hundreds of self seeded Rosellas coming back to haunt me.

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    Nothing that is in the never pile yet, but with limited space the not until I get more growing space list is growing by the season.

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    The one thing I will never grow again is asparagus planted about 10 roots but after giving them 3 years I never got a decent return from them, I pulled the stems out last year leaving the roots to rot away, this year after planting out onion sets I started to get asparagus shoots coming through but I just removed them and hopefully thats the gone
    One other thing I am going to try and avoid sowing is F1 seeds though that not a definite
    it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

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    Never again
    Like you VC, sweet corn. This year was a one off, just to try it. It was quite successful but not my favourite veg. Also it takes up a lot of space for little return.
    Cucamelon ( enough said)
    Plum granny melon ( smells amazing, tastes flipping horrible! )
    Sweet dumpling squash ( second year no crop )
    Turks turban squash ( better than last year, but still only one and not fully formed fruit )
    Chilli spike & cayennetta ( both a real pain in the butt to harvest )
    Several tomato varieties that I can't remember off the top of my head. ( mostly down to flavour or low production).
    I might add more later.

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    Nothing in the never pile yet, but will not grow more than a couple of summer squash each year (due to triffid like growth habit and more than we can eat).
    Butternut squash have failed me two years running, take up loads of space and no harvest from 12 plants so far. Planning to try a deep muck heap next year - their last chance!

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    Can’t be bothered growing herbs from seed apart from basil. Lots of work with no real success so have just bought plants and put them in the ground which worked fine.

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    Radishes. They won't grow, won't swell, go tough and hot and/or the slugs eat them. I don't even like the damn things!
    Chard/spinach beet. The chard I tried to grow was eaten to death by dot moth caterpillars (in winter). The bits I ate I didn't like at all. Spinach beet grew very well, but having harvested several armfuls of tough, leathery leaves (even the small ones), I decided never again. People say it tastes like spinach - not to me, it doesn't.
    Fuchsia berry - supposedly nice, fleshy berries tasting like a cross between a kiwi fruit and a fig. The reality was small berries full of tiny gritty seeds. The flavour was pleasant enough, the texture was horrible. Big plants for a fairly small crop.
    Mangetout/Sugar peas - always sound like a good idea, but they are ready at the same time as proper peas, and I just don't like them as much, so they get wasted.
    Runner bean Hestia - pretty dwarf plants with red and white flowers. Unspeakably awful beans.
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    The bulb fennel has failed again, that's 3 years now and no crop at all, tried planting early, late, under glass and outside. A few tomatoes that didn't impress, Red Cherry, Sungold were disappointing, both on taste and same as you VC, splitting and suicidal tendencies diving off the vine, back to Ailsa Craig maybe tumbling toms again.

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