Well I just thought I would share with you my biggest failure form 2011.
It wasn't actually a single crop but several and all of those being my squash plants.
Now don't get me wrong I did get fruit off them but no where near the amount that I am used to.
I don't think the failure was so much down to the squash itself though but rather down to the 'Hot beds' I thought I would try out last year.
Putting the squash into these beds cramped their growing style A LOT and I think this in turn affected the fruit.
Bottom line, I won't be trying 'Hot beds'...or even raised beds again. The frames will be dismantled and used for much needed repair of the path edge and from now on my squash will have the open areas they have enjoyed so much in the past!!
So did you have any major failures in your gardens/allotments last year?? Or maybe try something new that you won't do gain??
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