Now everyone is busily picking and the produce is coming in thick and fast, the autumn catalogues start coming through the post box promising new potatoes for Christmas - ho! ho! ho! - and fresh veg throughout the year.
Here's a few thoughts on what I'll go for next year.
Charlotte potatoes (again) - incomparable taste, yield, ease of cultivation and culinary prepartion.
Cristo garlic - if I can get it, attractive purple tinge to the skin forming decent sized heads.
Long Red Surrey - a carrot which seems to thrive on the allotment's sandy soil- the sort of soil a market gardener told me needs rain everyday and a dose of shite on Sundays.
Kale Lacinto - a black kale with sword like blistered leaves which I used to get from Future Foods, no longer in business, tastier than Nero di Toscano and Cavelero Nero. Anyone know who sells it now?
Peas - haven't had them for several years but inspired by Daughter of the Soil photographs I'll try some heritage varieties.
Broad beans - bored with shelling them I've given them a rest for a few years but I can't wait for that early season taste.
Meantime it's back to giving away surplus courgettes to unsuspecting neighbours!