Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Decimated Crops

It is hard to keep a balanced ecosystem in the garden.  I like to encourage insects and wildlife but this has been to the detriment of my crops.  I grew over 40 Romanesco cauliflowers.  Very few remain.

 The courgettes are being slowly nibbled away.

The sunflowers are full of holes.  It is most disheartening. 

2 comments:

  1. Yes I've had problems too Simone, it is extremely annoying. I have put in my second lot of sunflowers and my strawberries have been eaten. Like you having a cat(s) in the garden deters birds like blackbirds and thrushes which is a disadvantage I'm afraid. I would love a family of hedgehogs to move in. In the meantime I have ordered some nematodes I've never used them before but they are a natural deterrent and I'm hoping they will restore some balance to my garden.
    V x

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  2. The nibblers are out in force this year. I have brassicas in a cage which stops the butterflies. Sadly it doesn't stop the slugs, nor the aphids.

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