Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Two varieties of Brassica that I am trying this year for the first time are fattening up nicely under some pigeon proof netting. The friend who gave me the seeds has promised to give me her mother's recipe for caldo verde.
Yesterday I defoliated most of the beets in the back garden in an effort to halt the spread of rust which has inhibited the swelling of the roots. I then sprayed with dilute milk as this seemed to work on leek rust. Happily there is no sign of it at the allotment.