Vera persists with her area in the compost field.
Matt from the village gave up after one stint last spring and Nigel never got started.
I am managing to increase my area slowly and the output, in terms of £, is up some 43% this year.
Bummer! Most of my tomatoes, jalapeno peppers and chillies died in a night of frost. I not only failed to cover them in the greenhouse, but left the window open.
This has set me back a month or more.
Half of the courgettes and the only butternut squash also died.
I've brought them into the caravan to see if any will recover.
Well I was a bit slow on the uptake here. I wondered why the Capsicums leaves were distorting, why the cucumbers plants were not growing well. Well its the thousands of greenfly. Bugger! Never seen a single one before, so where did they come from???
Haven't dome anything about this yet largely as I'm not sure what to do. I can't see much option but to brush them off or spray them with soap. No doubt many will die. Does it affect my view of being vegan, ahimsa, and Jain principles, well yes and no. If I chose to eat then I either only eat what they don't want or I kill them rather than have someone else do it via commercially. Maybe its a choice of food, or rather that where there is a choice avoid the killing.