By now, my new vegetable beds should be packed full of a variety of vegetables, all thriving in the rich compost and growing leafy and tall.
Unfortunately, we’ve had very little sunshine this ‘summer’, and I think the soil hasn’t warmed up enough to germinate all the seeds. Also, as it’s hardly stopped raining since early April (apart from a week in May and a few days here and there), it’s been perfect weather for snails and slugs.
Just look at what’s left of my poor dwarf beans.
It looks as if the only way I’m going to get any home-grown veg this year is to kill some animals. So much for vegetarianism being gentle.