Crops for a cool climate
Over the years in which climate change has been discussed in the media, there have been continual suggestions that it will be of benefit to gardeners – allowing us to grow fruit and vegetable crops that enjoy the continental climate, but fail to thrive in a traditional British summer. As those warm summer days have failed to materialise, and look increasing unlikely, I am eyeing up my new allotment with a view to planting crops that will enjoy our cool climate.
Emma Cooper is a freelance writer and blogger based in Oxfordshire, where she is a Master Composter. Emma is currently studying ethnobotany at the University of Kent, and has just taken on the new challenge of an overgrown allotment. You can find Emma on twitter – @emmathegardener – and on Google+