To cheer myself up I took some photos of things that are doing OK. I have finally got some turmeric to grow.
I planted this months ago so hopefully it will form some bulbs before the frost starts and I think I will mulch it really heavily so it comes up again in the spring. The biggest risk is Elle, the puppy, she dug up some of my ginger the other day.
These little rock melons have been delicious, only three of them, they are one of the heritage varieties, I'll save some seed from this one to plant again next year.
The grapes have done really well. We have been eating the little black ones for ages now. They are small and very sweet, packed with flavour. Unlike the commercial black grapes they have tiny seeds. One of the white grapes is also very flavourful but the larger ones are a little bit bland. These vines are only about 18 months old so they have done really well. I propagated some from the prunings last year and they are growing quickly.