I grow some of my own veg in my garden. This year I planted far too late and used last years soil. Fail.
However, I did manage an 8 inch green bean - YAY! I wish I could have entered it into some contest somewhere but hey - time is precious and I am hungry!
My poor tomatoes did not turn red and have now split so are green-split-blah-ness. Fail. The chives are great, the rhubarb actually grew this year and the garlic-chive plants have flourished. Success! Today, once the rain stopped and the sun came out, I picked the beans and the peas - yum! I usually grow three types
of beans but this year I only planted dwarf green beans (non-climbers). My favourite!
Where there is success there must be some failure too (in my case anyways!). My biggest failure this summer were my poor poor parsnips. I've not had any success growing them at this house. I think I put them out too early, then we had too much cold, too much rain, not enough space, etc etc! I think they gave up growing and became stunted so just didn't grow any further. Oh dear. Here are two I pulled today to see what state they were in:
As you can see, the parsnips are tiny, twisted and inedible. Oh well. Maybe I can plant some more for a winter harvest? With fresh and lovely new soil in a bigger space? Covered with a cloche? Or maybe just buy them for a quid at the grocery store!!!??
In summary, here is the list of my Summer 2013 veg and their status:
Garlic chives: SUCCESS
French Beans: SUCCESS
Lettuces (pick and grow again variety): SUCCESS