My onions. Sigh. They were small and few this year. Last summer this bushel basket was full and so was another on almost as big. I grew a few varieties: Pontiac, Ailsa Craig, Prince, Copra, Redwing and Stuttgarter. Some were leftover seed from last summer. None of them really did very well this year.
Last year I had a terrific harvest of beets. This year was absolutely middlin'. Early in the season I had a plague of cutworms that cropped the beets as quickly as they sprouted. Eventually they grew and we enjoyed them, but we had far fewer. I have always had some degree of trouble getting beets to size up, but they are improving. I have yet to have the least bit of success with any beets planted after the initial spring planting. Will have to work on that one! I planted Lutz Salad Leaf, which I love because it can get really huge, but still taste nice and sweet, Cylindra, Detroit
Dark Red, Early Wonder and Crosby Egyptian. No one variety really stood out this year, except maybe the Cylindra because of its distinctive shape.
Well, this post is getting too long, so I think my three part series is going to have to become a four parter...next time I will continue to review the middlins!