Shows of Hands: Pondering Slug Damage
Veronica's photo for Shows of Hands chimes with the hot topic of discussion this week. She says:
My hand is pointing to very heavily nibbled courgette plant. Bloody slugs.
It's possibly the worst picture I've ever taken but it's the spirit of the event that counts!
Aren't slugs and snails a real pain this year? I'm on my second sowing of courgettes and squashes as mine got nibbled to death when I put them outside to harden off. The jury's out on whether my wasabi up at the plot will ever recover. I'm also keeping a close eye on my dahlias which are just beginning to push their noses out of the soil - they're usually the slug dinner of choice if I'm not careful.
As "Mad-Eye" Moody would say, "Constant vigilance!" is required.
Thanks Veronica for capturing the mood of the moment with your photo. There's still a couple of days left for anyone else wanting to contribute to Shows of Hands. There's been a terrific response so far, so you'll be in very good company :)