The bugs are quite prolific at this time of year, and I wonder whether growing Asian greens is feasible. I grew a type of Japanese cabbage Tokyo belkana- I have no idea what it tasted like because it was just reduced to slush by some caterpillars. Might be cabbage moth as there are lots of little moths flying around. I dumped it all into the compost - hope they don't breed in there.. .. the bok choy is also getting attacked, so I just pick the leaves as soon as they are almost big enough - seems to be working. My garlic and chili spray seems to attract them... sigh. I see cucumbers in our future though -
I am loving the winged beans - they will definitely have a permanent place in my garden. I find the bigger ones need to have the strings removed, and then just lightly steamed they are lovely. Some other recipes I am wanting to try are Thai style with coconut and chili and also straight on the barbecue - the same way I love to cook eggplant, and mushrooms, and lots of other veggies.
I have lost a few beans and tomato plants to wilt - obviously still a huge problem in my soil.
After writing this post yesterday it started to rain and this morning I am flooded in - 300mm overnight! I hope my poor veggies survive their roots being drowned!
some views of the side garden