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Produce Round up

“How much produce do you get?”
Alongside the question of
“How much work is involved?”
This is the one that gets asked must often.

It’s never been my strong point to record the produce on the plot accurately but each year I try to compare the current harvest with the previous year.

Of late I’ve done that with my email diary.

So this year I thought I’d share it.

It’s a bit of a list post. But I think it’s a good way of showing that a 10m by 14m plot can be madly productive.

Last year’s produce list appears at the bottom if this post.

I’ve added this year first. It has been pretty much the best year we’ve had over all.

As for explaining my judgements. A grow a large variety because I don’t think the two of us would want to eat twenty cabbages for example.

If something is good then it’s served us a few meals. Potatoes, onions and tomatoes should be a bit more than that though.

This list also serves to show a little of what we’ve noticed that each year something different is successful.

Produce 2013.

1. Peas– good 2014 good
2. Potatoes– good 2014 excellent
3. Courgettes– good 2014 good
4. Mint– good 2014 better
5. Parsnips– good 2014 better
6. Shark fin melon– awesome 2014 none
7. Cucumbers– good ’14 better
8. French beans- good ’14 good
9. Miracle beans– good ’14 good
10. Orca beans– good ’14 none
11. Kohlrabi– good ’14 better
12. Broccoli– good ’14 better
13. Sprouts– great ’14 looking good
14. Cabbage– good ’14 looking good
15. Borage– good ’14 better
16. Onions– could do better ’14 much better
17. Carrots-could do better ended up okay. ’14 none
18. Jerusalem artichokes- good ’14 better
19. Butternut squash– good ’14 none
20. Tomatoes-could do better ’14 much better
21. Beetroot-could do better ’14 much better
22. Shallots-could do better ’14 much better
23. Swiss chard– good ’14 good
24. Sweet corn -could do better ’14 not sure yet
25. Chives– good ’14 good
26. Spring onions– good ’14 good
27. Asparagus– good ’14 less good
28. Red cabbage– good ’14 not sure yet
29. Comfrey– good ’14 good
30. Rosemary– good ’14 good

1. Black berries – good ’14 better
2. Black currants -great ’14 better
3. Red currants– good ’14 none
4. Blueberries– good ’14 less good

5. Strawberries– good ’14 good
6. Raspberries– okay ’14 better

7. Apples-better but still not great ’14 looking very good
8. Pears– 14 looking very good
9. Plums-better but still not great ’14 three

10. Rhubarb– good ’14 good
11. Chokeberry-good ’14 less good
12. Nuts– good ’14 looking good
13. Lilac-good ’14 good
14. Elderflower– still not ready
15. Witch hazel-good ’14 good
16. Kiwi– better but still not great ’14 blooms
19. Gooseberry– ’14 none
20. Cherry– ’14 birds

1. Lilac see above
2. Honey suckle ’14 good
3. Lupins ’14 good
4. Iris ’14 good
5. Lavender ’14 good
6. Echinacea ’14 good
7. Lemon balm ’14 better
8. Bulbs– tulips, snowdrops etc ’14 good
9. Sunflower ’14 better
10. Marigolds ’14 good

Still to come…
Pakchoi none ’14 still waiting
Purple sprouting broccoli ’14 yippee!!!!

For winter….
Plant wild garlic ’14 very good
Plant broad beans ’14 very good

New in 2014
Achocha good
Nasturtiums good
Sweet dumpling squash still early
Gherkins good
Coriander good
Basil good
Chilies good
Soya beans looking good
Purple kale very good
Autumn planting too.

I counted the different types of produce the year before. Here’s the 2013 list.

Produce 2013
1. Peas– good
2. Potatoes– good
3. Courgettes– good
4. Mint– good
5. Parsnips– good
6. Shark fin melon– awesome
7. Cucumbers– good
8. French beans- good
9. Miracle beans– good
10. French beans good
11. Kohlrabi– good
12. Broccoli– good
13. Sprouts– good
14. Cabbage– good
15. Borage– good
16. Onions– could do better
17. Carrots-could do better
18. Jerusalem artichokes– good
19. Butternut squash none
20. Tomatoes-could do better
21. Beetroot-could do better
22. Shallots-could do better
23. Swiss chard– good
24. Sweet corn -could do better
25. Chives– good
26. Spring onions– good
27. Asparagus– good
28. Red cabbage– okay
29. Comfrey– good
30. Rosemary– good

1. Black berries – good
2. Black currants -great
3. Red currants– good
4. Blueberries– good

5. Strawberries– good
6. Raspberries– poor

7. Apples-better but still not great
8. Pears-none
9. Plums-better but still not great

10. Rhubarb– good
11. Chokeberry-good
12. Nuts– good
13. Lilac-good
14. Elderflower– none
15. Witch hazel-good
16. Kiwi– started flowering but still not great
19. Gooseberry– none
20. Cherry– hardly any

Flowers
1. Lilac
2. Honey suckle
3. Lupins
4. Iris
5. Lavender
6. Echinacea
7. Lemon balm
8. Bulbs- tulips, snowdrops etc
9. Sunflower
10. Marigolds

Still to come…
Pakchoi
Purple sprouting broccoli

For winter….
Plant wild garlic
Plant broad beans

For next year…..
Plant pumpkins on the bank possibly in a tub but to trail and maybe over the potatoes
Amaranth
Quinoa
Spring onions

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12 comments on “Produce Round up

  1. cheergerm
    September 23, 2014

    Wow! That’s all I can really say..

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ellen Hawley
    September 23, 2014

    Wow. That makes me (a) jealous (b) impressed and (c) want to cook.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lizard100
      September 23, 2014

      Yep. The cooking is the demanding part unfortunately.

      Like

  3. Globalresidence
    September 23, 2014

    An impressive list! πŸ˜—

    Liked by 1 person

  4. BerLinda
    September 23, 2014

    Impressive stuff! I haven’t even heard of some of the things πŸ˜‰

    Like

  5. silverbells2012
    September 23, 2014

    Brilliant variety!

    Like

  6. tootlepedal
    September 23, 2014

    Impressive indeed.

    Like

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