Our runaway champions were the St George runner beans: we have several bags of them in the freezer, have given loads away to friends & family and got fed up with eating them every other day! The peas were tasty but I under-estimated the number of plants we should sow and we only managed to harvest enough peas at any one time to sprinkle on salads rather than serve with a meal. The Lollo Rosso & Little Gem lettuces were a great addition to our salads too, along with the carrots which were actually finger-sized this year!
Unfortunately there were also some failures: not a single apple on the tree as all the blossom dropped in June and the Romanesco cabbages were initially food for the birds and then the caterpillars!
Luckily there were some surprises too:
Our stripey courgettes were cute and tasty (once I worked out that the flowers had to be removed to prevent them rotting). However, I discovered that FIVE squash plants and ONE courgette plant were rather too much for the space I had allocated them - the photo shows them at half their eventual spread! And I didn't realise that onions grew above ground - I thought perhaps I'd planted them too shallowly!
And finally there are still some things to come:
There are five small cobs of sweetcorn waiting to be harvested - but how do I know when they are ready????
I'm linking up with Shimelle's Ten on the Tenth today - if you have a 10 to share why not join me?!