Spider-Man & Catwoman
Ins't nature grand? Two spiders have built their nest around my tomato plant and have been eating all the insects that even dared come near it. As a result, the leaves have been looking lush and clear of any parasites.
It's been 31°C in London today, hottest day of the year so far, and my plants have definitely been feeling it. I've been keeping my fluid levels up and I'm still dehydrated. The leaves are looking warn out and a little limp. When the sun goes down I'll give them a little sprinkling of water to restore their mojo.
The fruits themselves had had the chance to grow untouched by squirrels and birds. I originally placed a mesh net around them to protect them but the squirrels easily bypassed it by simply raising it up from the ground like a human being would. Crazy. However the return of the cat(s) next door meant the rodents have been nowhere to be found for the last few weeks! Even birds have been distant.
The cat had 5 kittens. The male cat (the dad) also frequently visited them, so there were effectively 7 felines in the garden next to mine. The squirrels were not taken any chances with that many cats, even though only the two adults pose any danger to them.
Sadly the kittens are all gone (given away) and the cat has gone on holiday with my neighbours. I hope I get to eat these tomatoes before the squirrels and birds realise what's happened.
Peace & Love,