The "Tundra" cabbage seedlings have been under attack, and today I found the culprit (or one of them?) -- a big (well-fed) green (well-camouflaged) caterpillar. Anyone know what butterfly this one comes from? I don't think it is the Cabbage White, is it? Their caterpillars are black and yellow.
How about this for re-cycling... I killed the offending caterpillar, then put it on the bird-table, and I confidently expect my friendly young Robin to consume it. (The Food Chain in action!).
The chilli plants are still going strong. Some of them have already produced masses of fruit, but there is a new batch coming on, and lots more flowers.
|A heavy crop of "Medium Long" chillis|
|Chilli "Long Fat" producing a second crop|
|Chilli "Long Thin" has some ripe fruits now|
|The Greek Oregano has turned pink|
|Ildi tomatoes in profusion...|
I had a close look at the parsnips too. I reckon that it's worth harvesting the first ones, so I'll probably do this at the weekend .(They wouldn't really go with tonight's Beef Rendang, would they?). Cavolo Nero will also be on the menu very soon. There a still a few beetroots and carrots as well. It never ceases to amaze me how many roots you can get from a single 2.4 metre row, if you try hard enough.