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chriso

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Cumbria
What's been your best crop this year?
« on: August 09, 2010, 01:20:55 pm »
Like the title says what's been your best crop or what have you been pleased with? :farmer:

I have been chuffed with my garlic, chillies and pink fur apples - mainly for the taste but onions have done well too. :yum:

egglady

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 01:23:35 pm »
great thread..be good to know what's worked for folks..

my 'best' this year so far has been: garlic, courgettes, cucumbers, black currants and chillis i think
my 'worst' has most definately been my tomatoes (in fairness i think that is mainly due to a touch of neglect tought)

Cinderhills

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • North Yorkshire
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 01:44:20 pm »
Definitely courgettes and carrots, and blackcurrants too.  First year of growing anything so am quite pleased.  Sweetcorn was a flop.

dizzy1pig

  • Joined Jan 2010
  • Leuchars, Fife
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 01:53:58 pm »
Best so far round cabbages.... 1st prize on saturday well chuffed

jameslindsay

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Nr St Andrews, Fife
  • "Blossom" one of my Pygmy Goats
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 02:20:56 pm »
Well done Nicki  :)

Sharondp

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 02:28:16 pm »
Courgettes - hundreds of them!  ;D

egglady

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 02:46:20 pm »
oh i forgot about my cabbages!  yes they have deffo been my best - there are about 20 of them and each one is feeding a family of 4 for 2-3 meals!

james - need any for the hotel???

jameslindsay

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Nr St Andrews, Fife
  • "Blossom" one of my Pygmy Goats
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010, 02:52:07 pm »
Thanks Laura, we could certainly use a couple. :)

Samantha

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • Bristol
    • Merry Meet
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2010, 02:55:30 pm »
My best crop every year has to be blackberries LOL they are everywhere :)

chriso

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Cumbria
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2010, 03:00:47 pm »
My best crop every year has to be blackberries LOL they are everywhere :)

Yeah, I don't grow any but i do pick a lot.  ;)

Samantha

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • Bristol
    • Merry Meet
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2010, 03:02:57 pm »
I don't have to grow them in my garden they pretty much took over themselves :) lol

egglady

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2010, 03:24:48 pm »
I don't have to grow them in my garden they pretty much took over themselves :) lol

i want to live in your garden then!

Andy1982

  • Joined Mar 2010
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2010, 03:43:48 pm »
Best crop this year has been my onions . Event the red onions which everyone keeps telling me not to grow in norfolk cause they bolt. Hahahaha not mine with exception of 4 which i'm quite happy to take the seed from thank you very much, and TBH i havn't payed them an excessive amount of weeding etc so bonus :)

plumseverywhere

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Worcestershire
    • Its Baaath Time
    • Facebook
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2010, 06:34:18 pm »
apart from plums  ::)   blackberries, garlic, red onions (overwintered ones) and runner beans  :)  oh and first early potatoes, that went well .
Smallholding in Worcestershire, making goats milk soap for www.itsbaaathtime.com and mum to 4 girls,  goats, sheep, chickens, dog, cat and garden snails...

langdon

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Pembrokeshire
  • The Happy Smallholder!
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2010, 09:58:18 pm »
was quite pleased with me spuds but so far i have to say right now its got to be me onions.
63 we harvested from one single bed.
we tried last year with no bulbs just green shoots.
our sweetcorn is coming along nicely so am keeping an eye on them!!
langdon
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