I have giant mutant ninja caterpillars eating their way through my brassicas ! There's hardly a brocolli, kale, turnip green, spinach or cauliflower plant they haven't touched.
It's quite soul destroying, but so far, considering the garden is all pot grown, I've eaten very well from it, and am still harvesting, but I don't think I'll be having any fresh greens this winter. I may even have to 'buy' some - oh horror !! Actually, after I've soaked them in chemicals I don't really fancy eating them anyway.
This is what came from the garden today, you can see there are some mixed green beans, those crafty caterpillars don't seem to fancy them, thank goodness.
There's also some potato's and some Autumn Gold raspberries with some redcurrants. I still have rhubarb and gooseberries to harvest. I bought this pot of ready prepared fruit for 50p, reduced from £2.00, at least four servings there, with yoghurt or to top breakfast porridge.
I've been blackberrying today, it's a good year for the berry - I've got several pots in the freezer already, and have been given some cooking apples, so I feel some pies and crumbles coming on.
Do you remember I was building up my walking regime, trying to strengthen my leg after a car accident some time ago, I had got up to 6 miles a day, but now nothing. If I try to walk any distance I am in pain. The specialist told me this would happen because the leg has been weakened - oh well I tried.
I think I may get one of these:
or maybe this one :
and possibly one of these while I'm at it :
It's raining now, everything looks lovely and fresh, no need to get the hosepipe out today. I'm thinking of experimenting with my outdoor tomato's, to try to keep them going a bit longer, I'm going to bring one or two into the conservatory with the small bush ones. I'm also sowing lettuce to grow indoors too, I'll have to leave a light on for a few extra hours a day, but it won't cost that much and hopefully what I get back will more than cover it.
That's it for today peeps ............