I have been looking in from time to time and always meant to post progress, but there have been too many distractions and interruptions this year.
Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks to the providers of the seeds, I grew a fair few from 2015's batch.
Blue Coco and Lazy Housewife - both doing well EVENTUALLY on account of the dismal mid-early summer. Blue Coco adding another to my purple French repertoire (can always grow another) was exceptionally prolific and consumed well at all stages. Lazy Housewife, one I've always intended to try, delightful for the perfect white egg-shaped beans.
Parsnip F3 did a stirling job against all the odds. I sowed that and my usual Tender and True a few days before my plot flooded and I was amazed to see the F3s finally appearing (none of the others managed).
Most of the tomatoes I tried from the list were also thwarted by the floods, but Medovaya Kaplya recovered and thrived and was deemed a well-flavoured one and good-looking too.
All of my potatoes were rubbish because of the ark weather including Snookie.
I grew two Litchi tomatoes, which were a fabulous flourish on my plot and much, much bigger than I'd imagined. They were blooming until late November with an enormous spread of at least a metre each. I didn't enjoy the fruit at all though - maybe better grown in a greenhouse. Again, strange weather - I suspect the temperatures were all-round too low.
Also totally enjoyed growing two Skagit Magic from seed - the flowers were quite astounding and went on forever, but harvested about two pips. (not a good potato year on my plot). I didn't feel they were worth saving for next year's production. But totally gorgeous to grow. I wouldn't have missed it.
I should also mention the extraordinary Vegetable Mallow specimen that volunteered itself as the winter squashes had set fruit and were ripening in late August/early September. Realseeds says they should grow to around 5 foot, but this was nearly 8 foot in very rich soil, still edible, and growing until early December. It looked like a tree. (It was me who put the seeds in the share for this, but thought I'd mention it's not exactly as described).