Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett
Sydney, The Big City
1 hour ago
We picked more cabbage which had a bit of slug damage on the outer leaves but at least the mesh had protected them from devastation by wood pigeons and caterpillars.
There is one batch of slug eggs that won't be boosting numbers and developing into munching machines.
It's a sign of the inclement weather that eggs are being laid above ground. This cluster was under the enviromesh but is there no more.
The second harvest of the week was on Sunday.
The spells of sunshine seemed to kick start some of the varieties that had been slow to ripen earlier and we had a good harvest. Cupid was still one of the stars of the harvest. It tastes good too.
We also dug a couple more roots of potatoes which produced more tubers than the first root.
So far every tuber harvested has been free from any damage or nibbling.
Two more cabbages were added to the harvest.
There were no flowers in our first harvest as we were going away to Norfolk for a couple of days but I picked a few flowers on Sunday.
Our main cut flowers at the moment are roses.
I am also managing to pick a few of our meagre sweet Williams and I also cut a few campanula persicifolia.
We have a few clumps that are looking lovely at present so I decided to see how they performed as cut flowers.
|Old plants sown 2014|
|New plants sown 2015|
This interloper was no doubt after the honeydew created by the aphids. It's a pity that they don't eat the aphids too.