We finally got a little bit of rain yesterday and overnight, not enough to soak the ground, but enough to perk up the veggies a little. And of course, as soon as there was moisture on the (burnt) grass and the veggies, the invasion begun -
Yep, great big fat snails, the ones the French are so famous for! They come out from under the hedges and bushes, or in our case, the blackberry thicket, and head straight for our veggie patch. How the heck do they know where the good stuff is? Do they see it, do they smell it? I have no idea, but they sure find the straightest line directly to my veggies. My DH collected dozens of them, to be released somewhere far far away from our garden, lol.
These are some of the things the little devils were after -
the butternut squash plants -
the cucumber plants -
the sweet dumpling squashes -
fortunately the beans have grown so tall now that the new flowers and little beans are quite safe -
This is what I picked this morning, while the veggies were still perky from the rain -
Patisson, Sweet Dumpling, tomatoes, cucumber, courgettes and chili peppers.
And now for something completely different!
I must show you the fabulous ATCs I received in the recent Postage People swap I took part in -
And here are my ATCs for Kimberly's August ATC swap with the theme DRESS UP -
Until the next time, toodlepip xxx