A quick trip to the plot to pick beans and a good beetroot. The blackfly are still trying to take over and since it wasn’t too bright and sunny, I gave them more spray. There are so many ladybirds and larvae everywhere, but they just can’t keep up!

I’m struck by how upright the Red Alerts are staying this year. More space maybe? Ordinarily they’d be in need of canes and twine by now. I guess there’s still time for all that as the fruits grow.

The viper’s bugloss and borage are really upright this year too, which is a big plus.