This year has been the worst year in my memory for growing food plants. The cool overall temperature and the heavy cloud cover throughout the year has restricted crop growth considerably here in Staffordshire.
OK, we had lots of Strawberries earlier this year and the Gooseberry crop was fine. Not all of the plant species have been affected by the cool and wet season. But the squirrels have not touched the hazelnuts this year, suggesting that they are of little nutritional value.