Up to the patch to see how the Sage and vegetables have gotten on without me over the last few weeks. Fantastic it would seem. The remaining carrots were pulled while the brassicas have really come on and none more so than the cauliflower and broccoli.
The Lisbon Spring Onions are hot, hot hot while the leeks are wonderfully young and tender. Up above on the trees the apples are nice and swollen and the wasps a buzzing.
Well that’s the good out the way, but of course not everything goes to plan so we need to address the bad and the ugly. If only all the cauliflower turned out like the one above. In another bed, the hearts are far from being tight, as can be seen below.
The cabbage plants are falling prey to a pest with the leaves resembling a holey form of swiss cheese. There are no tell tale slug trails, some of the leaves are too high for pigeons and there are very few caterpillars around. The answer could be found by immersing a cabbage head in water. Out crawled the suspects. Earwigs and what looked like an extended family. Better look this up and how to deal with it. Any ideas?
Well as it is the weekend I cannot leave on such an ugly note so here is a photo of rain drops on a savoy cabbage leaf. Have fun.