Failed Winter Crops

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Wednesday 26 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

In our veggie garden, we tend to concentrate on summer crops, such as various peppers, sweetcorn, and aubergines (eggplant). With no real winter, we find that the summer growing season can last from at least early April through to late November.

Some years we have managed to grow a few ‘winter’ crops, such as broccoli, white cabbage, red cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, radish, and beetroot. But not this past winter. We still had peppers growing into late November, instead of October, and with just 3 light frosts over the whole season, and a hell of a lot of serious rain, the winter veggies just gave up.

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CABBAGES & BROCCOLI – FAILED TO DO MUCH AT ALL

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RED CABBAGES – FAILED TO MAKE ANY HEARTS

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CAULIFLOWER – ALSO FAILED

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Perhaps the large white radish, carrots and beetroot will still be ok – that’s a month away – fingers crossed, but not overly hopeful.

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14 thoughts on “Failed Winter Crops

  1. […] my negative news post about the failure of some of the winter crops, we did have some luck this winter, or so it would seem so far. In the main though, the warm wet […]

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  2. Good luck to you…the weather patterns have been a bit weird this year…we haven’t had much of a winter in Paris…(Suzanne)

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  3. fredrieka says:

    but they are green , I miss green

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  4. corley598 says:

    Looks like my sad plants from last year when I jumped the gun on my salsa garden, put it in the first part of March instead of waiting until after April.

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  5. Gill McGrath says:

    That is so sad. They look as if they could have done with a bit of our rain!

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  6. Ninna says:

    Failure! Don’t bother about failures!
    How much did grow as supposed to do. To SUCCESS!!!

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  7. Oh dear, they do look sad!

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