I think its the big success crops that keep us persevering with the more difficult & less productive crops. My big win last year was the courgettes, they were from a free packet of seeds & just kept on producing. They are reason I decided to go for broke this year & are my back up if everything else goes wrong.
So which crops do you grow that you put the least effort into & get the most success from?? & is this what keeps you plugging away as well?
Id have to say my roses and climbers. Especially the really old ones (30 years +)
Once every couple of years I give them a trim. I mulch with compost and give them a little FBB and they keep on going.
Is it cheating if I say apples? - I didn't plant the tree and we're still eating last years now ;>)
Veg wise, probably a squash I grew called Gem Store. We had 25 of them off just 2 plants and they kept for months.
So far salad leaves, apple trees, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, roses & squash seem to be the easiest successes.
But what do we really have to work at? For me it has to be growing mint from seed - its taken two years but I finally have a large enough mint patch for us to use for mint teas.
So what does everyone else have to really work at?