The bad news was evident, the slugs and snails have decimated my peas, out of four rows I have probably salvaged one, the lower leaves of my runner beans had been attacked as well but the beans are OK. I for sure will be using Nemaslug next year to break the cycle.
In my four years on the plot I have never known such a bad start to the growing season, the weeds are rampant everywhere.
My first early potatoes are doing well and after ten weeks I have started digging them a bit early I know but Monty Don recommends picking them and eating as you go rather than digging a lot up in one go and storing.
Broad beans are flowering well and I have pinched the tips out as the black fly are in them.
Strawberries are my biggest disappointment not a lot of fruit and none ripening yet
Carrots have still been slow to germinate, beets I have started picking
|International Kidney potato flower|
|Charlotte potato flower|
|Beet root I picked these early, planted as a bunch|
|Orang poppy just popped up between my fruit trees|
|My pick of today`s crop potatoes are Charlotte|
|Moroccan mint but leaning out towards the light and sun|
|International Kidney potatoes|