No allotment for me, just what I can grow in the garden, adn what can not only escape the squirrels, birds, slugs and other delights, but also my two young boys and their various unintentional assaults on the plants!
This year I’ve had my first grapes ever from my 2 grape vines (one in a container in a greenhouse, one in the soil outside (running about a month behind) so I am very pleased about this!
Raspberrys doing well, had loads of runner beans, lots of peas earlier on the year (lots is comparative and probably nowhere near an allotment supply!).
Cucumbers have been reasonable, tomato plants a bit late but quite a few coming through now. Courgettes ok.
Hoped to get some Kiwi fruit but looks like they have stopped growing :-(.
Had a good crop of plums from one tree in a container, but they nearly all ripened when we were away, so out house guests and the squirrels got to enjoy most of them.
We have 2 apple trees (small dwarf type cordon ones) only one with fruit.
No fruit from our pear tree this year, thing it had too many fruit on it last year so hoping for a good crop next year.
Grew some sweetcorn for the first time which was not bad for a first attempt (6 plants).
Have some peppers growing, did not do well initially but now loads on.
I’ve only been doing this for a couple of years and still very much learning from my mistakes!
I try to grow food the kids like to eat, so will need to change some things next year. Plums, peas, cucumber, raspberry, blackberry, tomato and apples to stay, and hopefully some pears coming through. Courgettes, beans and peppers probably out, may try some pumpkins for Halloween, and would like to try some potato and broccoli.
Oh and I forgot lettuce of course - always good to grow.
For anyone thinking I have a massive garden, it’s under 40ft, mainly lawn and children’s toys!
I may start a gardening thread next year for beginners like myself so we can learn together and get some advice from some of the experts on here!
Will try and get some photos up.