I've not grown these now for many years, in fact nearly forty. My last attempt was just after we got married we had just purchased our first house with no garden, we lived in Governor road Portland Dorset.
I was given the use of a garden a few streets away off of an old lady her husband had died a few years earlier and the back half of her garden was left barren about the size of an allotment. The agreement was I could use it providing she could have some of it's produce, hmm, I thought how much can one little old lady eat, ha ha. I was to find out the hard way.
It was getting beyond the joke I was doing all the hard work and only left with the smallest bits and pieces, left overs.
I remember I had some lovey cauliflowers one in particular I thought that will be just right for next weekend Sunday roast, my runner beans were getting near ready for picking, I had planned to pick them also for Sunday lunch.
That was the end of my gardening using someone else s garden. I simply took all my gardening tools and walked away and never returned not even to tidy up after the storm.
It's been really nice watching these grow this year knowing there all going to be ours. Anyone tries to pinch them I'll pin there foot to the ground with a garden fork, ha ha.