Finally. I grew sweetcorn. My allotment life is complete.
Sweetcorn has always proven tricky for me, and all the other Burnham allotment holders. It’s not necessarily because we’re all useless growers (although the state of my cabbages would suggest there is certainly one…), it is more a problem with the good old Burnham badgers, and their insatiable taste for the sweet yellow cobs.
Just where has the year gone?
If, like me, this year has left you floundering under the problems of slugaggeddon, rubbish Spring weather and slow ripening tomatoes, you might actually be quite happy to take your mind off Summer time crops.
The good news is that there are still plenty of seeds that can be sown in August – here are 6 of my favourites.
When the slugs have eaten all that you plant in their path and summer has taken until mid July to get started, it’s useful to be reminded that things aren’t all bad.
Harvesting some lovely beets at the weekend (pictured), I thought about this. Real Men Sow is a cheery blog! It’s important that I blog and tweet about the bad times, but I need to make some more space for good times too.
So, without further ado, here are four crops that have been great on my plot this year.