March 28, 2013 by Hannah
Whilst pottering around my potager and generally distracting myself from my task in hand, which was digging over the veg patch, I saw something which sent terrified tingles up my spine. The leaves on my over-wintered swede appeared to have been nibbled by something.
I found this disturbing as I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to deal with the dreaded slug until warmer months. The whole point of over wintering veg is to avoid the carnivorous caterpillar and her friend the slug. I’ve spread out some pellets which claim to be organic garden friendly, as I reckon a beer trap would be washed out in this weather. Hopefully that’ll sort the slugs out!
On a happier note my new rose ‘Pierre de Ronsard’, has just unfurled his first petals. It’s a nice reminder that this winterish spring will end and that there are more fruit, flowers and veg to come!