This week has brought warm days, gray skies and heavy rain. My first developing courgette has been a bit of a flop (pictured left). I assume this is blossom rot. I've also noticed many of the flowers are shriveling up and falling off the plant (pictured below). This is very disappointing - can this be blamed on the weather?
I did a search on the internet and it says blossom rot can be from a lack of calcium. I would have thought the compost I used would have all the nutrients the plant initially needs.
|Courgette 'All Green Bush' not producing healthy courgettes so far.|
Below: the plant looks healthy otherwise to me.
|Above: Slug munching through potato plant leaves.|
Below: His smaller friend joins the party.
I have every size, shape and colour of slug and snail in the garden!
|Above: The grow bags provide the perfect habitat and home for slugs. On the other hand, they're easy to find if I can remember to check! I must have removed about 50 today alone!|
Below: This is the result of the slug party.
These parties have got to stop!
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