I mixed up a big batch of seaweed solution and watered a fair amount of the boundaries to give them a bit of a boost. There’s no sign of activity from the gladioli yet, and I’m starting to wonder if they’re all going to be blind or something.

I pulled my first beetroot, as I’d noticed the leaves had gone limp, but unfortunately this was because something had been eating the root and killed it. Boo. The beans of both varieties are struggling a bit and so I must keep them fed with tomato food to keep encouraging flowers. The runner beans are smothered with black fly, which I’ve sprayed and wiped off as best I could today. There are also some on the yellow French beans. Is it the white flowers and the yellow beans that have attracted them? The purple beans seem to have escaped infestation.