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Fantastic parsnips - but!
 Started by  GBP-Keith
 5 Nov 2008, 6:04 PM

What an awful summer gardeners have had.
I did well with parsnips, beetroot early radishes and turnips, all outdoors but had as many failures in other species especially as the summer began to fade in August. We need some recipes for slugs as they were the biggest crop ever.
This was my first year as a gardner by the way. I'll post a parsnip pic shortly.
perhaps in future years, if they are going to remain this wet we need to get all our veg patches completely covered over with protective domes.
Bad year for some crops but good for others. I did very well with soft fruit (raspberries and strawberries in particular), French beans and runner beans. Good for produce that liked the rain and excellent crops in polytunnels. It is great to eat home grown food and what better exercise!
I used quite a lot of foreign seeds but next year i am going to just keep to UK seeds. The people at Brithdir Mawr do real seeds that we can grow on to collect our own seeds for the following year if we wish.

Still picking raspberries (Joan J and autumn bliss) - can't complain.

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