The long hot summer has been wonderful growing weather - giving the community farm our best ever crops of onions, courgettes, French beans, potatoes, radishes, tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, pumpkins, chard, globe artichokes, beetroot and herbs - but it has also brought its little share of problems.
|Dock beetle on French sorrel.|
|Turnip sawfly larvae on salad leaves.|
|Red spider mite on French beans.|
All of these examples are in our polytunnels, photographed today - if anybody has any tips on organic methods of discouraging these insects please post them here - thank you!