Year End Roundup
Well as promised a round up of my harvest/experiments for this year. First cucumbers. Better than last year with a third as many, mainly due to mini cucumbers being so prolific ( not as good as @Pete8 😀) courgettes up but only by a few. Raspberries good crop, strawberries poor. French beans a bumper crop. Sweetcorn alot of work for a few ears not sure will bother next year. Spring onions,red, will grow again loved them. Finally tomatoes. My experiment on leaf removal found this. The Alicante didn't seem to do any better or worse for the removal of half as many leaves from one set of plants, also it was the first to die back, in both groups, week's before the others. Gardeners Delight are still producing and they do seem to be holding on longer on the plants with more leaves left on , but it did cause problems with bent trusses of heavy fruit that were missed because they couldn't be seen easily. Black Russian won't grow again poor cropping, and sungold poor crop. Black Cherry still producing and best flavour will get again. Overall I may leave more leaves until later in the season than I would have done, but will still open the areas around the trusses to help the ripening process as I don't think we can rely on such s long growing season every year.😁 Overall a heavy crop of tomatoes. Well that was my year, how was yours.