I've had a shot at growing French beans and runner beans this year, but with no luck. I also planted carrots and spring onions but they all failed. Fortunately the onions, shallots and potatoes were my saving grace.
We've had a lot of rain, and then hot sun, then rain again, which has left the ground moist under the soil but very hard and cracked on the surface. As a result the little seedlings just couldn't get going and push through.
Next season I'm strongly considering starting everything off in trays in a cold frame or greenhouse, rather than planting seed. Does anyone else have similar experiences and any tips for what I should or shouldn't be doing here?
Thanks for any advice.