To ward off the slugs I sprinkled a few blue slug-pellets on the soil around the plant, but I also encased the fruit in a net bag that used to hold lemons bought from the supermarket - I'm hoping this might dissuade any rodents from nibbling! This bag won't last very long because the fruit will soon out-grow it, but I'm already on the lookout for a larger bag.
At the other side of the garden the cucumber plants are coming on a bit more slowly. I think they are perhaps less tolerant of the weather conditions, particularly the seemingly ever-present wind. At least they are now producing some flowers, some of which will hopefully be pollinated and produce fruits.
|Flower of Cucumber "Marketmore"|
|Fruitlets on the "Marketmore" Cucumbers|