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Success stories: list of veg heroes!

This year on the allotment has been epic already. I’m not keen to jinx it but I wanted to make a list.

I’m not big on list posts but this list is a great achievement for us.

New Crops
Here’s some of the stuff we either never grew before or never had any luck with.

1. Walking onions
2. Soya beans
3. Achocha
4. Gherkins
5. Purple sprouting broccoli

Improved stuff
Here’s some stuff where the yield has been far better than before already.

1. Garlic
2. Shallots
3. Onions
4. Basil
5. Coriander

New Projects

These are things that we didn’t achieve before.

1. Saving parsnip seed
2. Planting seakale
3. Planting mint
4. Growing borage from last years self seeding
5. Including flowers in our garden

Weird new stuff

We’ve also introduced a few more things to our world that might do well.

1. Beauty berry
2. Gogi berry
3. The flowering bulb strip
4. Wild garlic
5. Choke berry



12 comments on “Success stories: list of veg heroes!

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    August 4, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    lovely update thank you for sharing Liz have a blessed day


  2. mylatinnotebook
    August 4, 2014

    We both had the same idea of bee-on-flower photo!


  3. Benjamin
    August 4, 2014

    Or coriander wants to bolt immediately this year…on our third planting, fingers crossed!


    • lizard100
      August 5, 2014

      I like the way it does that. I’m all for self seeding.


  4. TheDigger
    August 4, 2014

    Glad you’re having a good year, you should be really proud of all your hard work. I might need goji berry tips from you, I’ve just discovered a couple of bushes on the overgrown plot I’ve just taken on.


    • lizard100
      August 5, 2014

      Ours is still very small indeed. The chickens got to it at one point. I think it needs a new spot.


  5. Expat Eye
    August 4, 2014

    Sometimes some of my food is ready to walk to the bin by itself but I don’t think that’s the same as a walking onion 😉


    • lizard100
      August 4, 2014

      Well it’s a strange thing. I’m sure things move around our fridge themselves from time to time.


  6. silverbells2012
    August 4, 2014

    An interesting list – definitely worth making!


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