juicy fruit (and vegetables)

1 Aug

Quick update on my current fruit and vegetables!
I’ve managed to pick a good few now of everything, except the tomatoes but they won’t be long!!

Unfortunately the snails get all my courgettes just as they reach their peak.
I’m so annoyed and have tried to keep them away but they are still at it! Impossible!

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3 Responses to “juicy fruit (and vegetables)”

  1. Chris 1 August 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    Beautiful garden!
    Two things I’ve found that help with snails and slugs, one deters, the other kills.

    To deter, surround your garden areas with sharp stones, cinders and basalt, pumice. The tender creatures avoid sharp stones.

    To draw them away and kill them, place a small bowl, perhaps 3-4 inches deep, into the soil so the lip is at ground level. Fill 1/3 with beer…inexpensive beer is fine. They aren’t picky. They will be drawn to the smell and drown. Cruel, but effective.

  2. Ali Irish 1 August 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    I saw this recently and it might help with the slugs: garlic water spray.

    It’s worth looking up, but essentially you boil a whole bulb of bashed garlic in a litre of water or so, and then let it cool and keep in a bottle in a fridge. Then you dilute it into your watering system – can or spray or otherwise – and use it like a foliar spray. It seems slugs and snails don’t like the smell or the chemicals in garlic!

  3. emmms 1 August 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    CARROTS!!!!! Those are adorable! The raspberries and blueberries look incredible. Have you had a taste of the blues yet?#

    Have you tried sprinkling some cayenne pepper on the soil around the base of the plants being eaten? That’s worked for me in the past.

    I need to take pics of my garden — now that I’m actually actively trying to do anything with it!

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