Monday, 12 August 2013

Grasshoppers galore and mid August Review


Our Tayberry is covered in Grasshoppers which are bigger than any I have ever seen.  I hope he is eating a bug or two ?

KITCHEN GARDEN MID AUGUST


COURGETTE Ambassador looks happy 
 SQUASH  Hunter is coming on slowly


BED ONE 
Bolted RADISH Jolly now removed
DWARF FRENCH BEAN  Speedy have beans on but are being ravaged by Slugs
SPRING ONIONS are ok
CHIVES ARE ok but not flowering
FENNEL Fino was ok now Slugs have eaten leaves so bald stems
LETTUCES have been ok


BED TWO  /  DISASTER BED
CARROTS no good at all
SPRING ONIONS ok
KOHL RABI struggling
SWEDE RUBY  struggling
CHARD and SPINACH  nearly all eaten by Slugs
ARTICHOKE  is very happy


BEDS THREE AND FOUR
My Daughter's 2 ONION BEDS have survived
5 of SWEDE Marian growing between the ONIONS are nibbled but are hanging on


BED FIVE
My Daughter's BEANS and PEAS are coming to an end.  She has put a lot in the Freezer


BED SIX / DRAWER BED
RHUBARB is ok
ENDIVE no Slug damage so far
SPRING ONIONS ok
BEETROOT  slow but surviving
FENNEL x 2  are slow but ok

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