Thursday, May 17, 2012

Crushed eggshells and worse!

This year it has taken me three sowings of cucumbers to end up with some credible seedlings. Well, actually, my first two sowings were very credible.... 3 varieties, indoor, outdoor, with fat and juicy leaves; therein lies my downfall. They were also irresistible to a furtive intruder who left me with stumpy stalks and a slimy trail, twice.

Third time round I scattered crushed eggshells on the surface of the compost and, sorry, a few slug pellets. By morning I had the culprit, caught in the act, lifeless upturned shell resting against one of my precious plants. 

A reasonable sacrifice for a whole season’s cucumbers I’m afraid.

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