Monday, May 22, 2006
Veggie Garden Update
I've just been outside for the first time in about 2 weeks. It just hasn't stopped raining, and it's so windy that it's not pleasant to be outside at all. Well, some of the vegetables seem to be growing, and some are looking a bit the worse for wear. The mange tout seem to have been destroyed by something like snail or slugs. They are almost completely dead, but there is no obvious sign of animal life on it, apart from slime. I didn't realise slugs could climb 2 ft up a plant. The lettuces have been munched at by something. But the potatoes and onions are coming on well, and the parsnips and carrots are just coming through the soil. They are only babies at the moment though. I'm hoping for a few nice days this week, otherwise I'm going to have to brave the cold weather and get out to do something about it. I've still got some plants waiting to be planted in the soil. Apart from that, the lawn has turned into dandelion heaven and desperately needs mowing. Wouldn't it be lovely to live in a hot country.