It looks quite nice, until you get up close and see the damage !
The courgettes are a shadow of their former selves !
The Crown Prince and Queensland Blue are growing OK, despite losing a couple of leaves
Even the onions are being attacked :(
The dwarf french beans have started to flower
but they are under heavy attack !
The ChaCha squash have started to produce fruits, if we get a little sunshine then we might see some flowers ! The plants have grown quite a lot, so I've now got them trained into the trellis. Hopefully that will keep them safe from the all night buffet
Pea pods are starting to appear ! The plants seem to be escaping the slugs, as the broad beans next to them are bearing the brunt of the onslaught
Ughh !! I didn't see this web full of baby spiders until it was too late ... my skin is still crawling at the thought of them
I found the cat sat on the cabbages earlier ... as if we've not got enough to contend with, with slugs
I've had to replant the sweetcorn - I think the Magpies that are nesting in the tree above them have been pulling them out when looking for nesting material. I failed to get my sweetcorn to germinate for the second year running, so these are ones that my folks bought from a local nursery
In the greenhouse, all 6 cucumbers are still alive, but they are being attacked by something - flea beetle perhaps ? I can't see any creatures, but the evidence is there for all to see
the leaves are like paper lace
I'm afraid to say I've resorted to a spray to try and fix the problem
Basil seedlings ready to be transplanted
I've got hundreds of lettuce plantlets
The rocket is doing well and the next batch has just germinated
The raised planters at the bottom of my garden are doing much better than the allotment, with little eveidence of slugs or snails and the plants are much bigger and healthier.
Box one has strawberries, beetroot, fennel, cosmos & raspberries
beetroot & fennel
Box two has carrots, onions, courgettes, fig & tayberry
The garden courgettes have leaves & flowers
The fig only has a couple of fruits on it this year, but I'm sure next year it will be better
The Tayberry is settling into it's corner
The third box has potatoes and a Globe Artichoke. The artichoke really needs to be moved to the other side of the garden, but I've got a lot more digging to do first