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What are the best veg to grow for a massive crop?
I grew some squash this year and only got one fruit. The tomatoes were good, runner beans also.


  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,690
    Mini cucumbers , courgettes or spring onions all have cropped well this year.😀
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,724
    Swiss chard ... it keeps providing good food for nearly 12 months 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,523
    I also find that squash and pumpkins take up a lot of room for the result. I tend to hoard a couple or three of crown prince squashes when they become available in Lidl.  In the same space they would grow in, I can put in 70 sweet corn plants.  If I only had a square metre of growing space, it would have a wigwam of runner beans . They never taste the same when they have been grown in Kenya and flown half way round the world. I like to pick mine small and tender, and often.
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,428
    this year's champion bean was a purple podded french bean - I bought it as a 'pot luck' mix so can't be absolutely sure, but I reckon it's probably 'blauhilde'. French beans always do better in a hot dry year.

    Asturian tree cabbage is prolific - sort of soft kale or loose cabbage with huge leaves.
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,959
    Another vote for mini cucumbers.
    I had 1 Cucino in a 22L pot this year in my greenhouse and I harvested 293 cucumbers from it. First was on 15th June and I picked the last (inedible one) on monday.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • cotty1000cotty1000 Posts: 293
    Wow,293 cucumbers!
    I like the fact that you kept count.
    I will definitely try Swiss chard. Not heard of Austrian tree cabbage. One to look into.
    I am gutted that I missed the start of the Wilko seed sale in September. I got loads last year for my allotment.
  • cotty1000cotty1000 Posts: 293
    EBay seems pretty good for veg seed.
    Where else is good to buy?
    Some big companies charge £3 for seeds that you can get for less than half price on eBay!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,724
    Many seeds available on Ebay are from people who've sav.ed seeds themselves.  As Fidgetbones has said on your Saving Seed thread "...If they are F1 seeds they will not breed true. The older "Heritage" varieties will breed true. ..."

    Also we get quite a few posts every year from people who have bought seeds via Ebay and the seeds have turned out to be something entirely different to that advertised ... sometimes just grit and dust.  Not all of course, but quite a few ...  remember 'caveat emptor'.

    Seeds grown and harvested properly costs money to produce ... doing it properly isn't a cottage industry ... you pays your money and you takes your choice.
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,794
    A well fed and watered pumpkin should produce several fruit especially if you hand pollinate and you can save space if you grow them up rather than along.   Ditto a courgette plant that will sit still and not try to take over the world.

    Same applies to tomatoes, peppers, chilies - grow them well and they'll crop huge amounts.   I like cavolo nero as a cut and come again crop and, because it's expensive to by, purple sprouting broccoli
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  • For me the beetroot were the least labour intensive for the biggest result - radish are easy and yielded a good crop.  Fruit bushes are also easy once they get going.
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