It has been another busy month here on the community garden in Meesden. The warm damp weather over the past month has boosted growth, but has brought with it a large increase in slug activity. Thankfully the early potatoes escaped their attention, but in just one night they ate 50% of the French Bean plants that had been planted out and every single Runner Bean plant. A panic purchase of slug pellets was made and with a daily scattering has halted their invasion, but we had to re-sow Runner Bean seeds and hope that they will grow and crop before the season ends.

Dug Potatoes Potatoes July 5