Thursday, 13 August 2009

well I've just about lost all of my tomatoes to blight. They are in the glass greenhouse and its been so cold that I've kept my door shut for the last month - I'm wondering if the soil is infected. I desperately need to find a recipe for green tomatoes before they all succumb to it.

I'm having a pretty poor season overall, my lack of attention over winter and spring is showing sadly. Then of course there are the slugs ... apparently the slug population has trippled. I can verify that FACT ... well certainly on my lottie anyway. And what the slugs have missed, the pigeons and the caterpillars have finished off. What they missed the wind got - two of my artichokes have been devastated, I hope they recover.

Of course way before any of them got a look in, the mice ate 8 packets of peas and the pigeons finished off the two rows of peas that I managed to get past the mice.

Chris Evan's will be playing 'always look on the bright side of life' shortly, you just wait.

I think my best plan is to write off this season and then in the autumn get a trailor of manure delivered and cover the lottie with it.

Even the blackberries are poor this year - I've just finished making blackberry & apple (seedless) jam. Hmmm, what's the betting it doesn't set.

At least my raspberries and blueberries have been brilliant - my silver lining :)