Has nobody grown anything since last year?
I’m having a very mixed season. I always plant quite late because (a) I’m away until the middle of April and (b) up here it’s too cold to plant any sooner than that. But this year has been a very strange one up here in the Highlands. It was a very warm spring but (typically) starting turning unseasonably cold as soon as I got home. then it warmed up a bit then went cold again in June and just into July (we even had a couple of July frosts this year). Then, as with the rest of the country it want really hot for a while and then just wet, wet, wet.
Most of the root veg loved these conditions so I’ve got excellent tatties, carrots and leeks but the red onions haven’t done so well. My French climbing beans were really slow to get started but getting some good beans from them now. My peas have been the biggest disaster I’ve ever had. The initial planting only gave my around 10% germination, a second planting gave nothing and a third whilst it is growing is going to be way too late for a full crop from them. Brassicas doing well after rescuing them from blasted caterpillars.
Fruit has done pretty well though the strawberry flowers suffered from the late frosts.
Harvested my garlic a few weeks ago and it’s now nicely dried:
They are hardneck garlic which I prefer and also tend to weather the colder and wetter climate up here better than the softneck varieties.