Egg shell savings should shred slimy slugs.

Pictured above is a year’s savings of egg shells, ready to repel those slimy slugs.

In truth, I don’t know how effective they are. Slugs dislike travelling over jagged edges – apparently. So I put some around my four remaining courgette seedlings (out of sixteen sown – sad face) and will check on their progress over the next few mornings.

So far the little feckers have nibbled all of my cabbages, finishing off two plants. One whole potato plant was devoured, while a number of my courgette seedings were gobbled up.

I had this crazy idea that maybe I would refrain from killing any slugs this year, but not any more, the gloves are off, the slugs are toast!

Here’s a tongue twister for ya…

Egg shell savings should shred slimy slugs.

And the winners were…


Kerr Pink arriving at the OHSMPVAS. A winner despite a roasting from some critics.

Now that the OSCARS, the BAFTAS and the IFTAS are done and dusted, it’s time to turn our attention to the 100 Square Metres’ Potato Variety Awards 2013 (OHSMPVAS). The inaugural ceremony took place last night to honour the potato varieties that have been chosen to grow at 100 Square Metres in 2013. The winners are pictured here. Be warned, flash photography was used in this report.


Red Duke of York was rewarded for a vigorous performance.


“Fleshy” New York Times, “Creamy” The Guardian… just some of the accolades received by our third winner, Maris Peer.


The always simmering Maris Piper.


Pentland Javelin triumphed in the ‘Good All Rounder’ category.

Goodie, goodie, yum, yum.

Just over a week ago, it was still summer and the plot provided these goodies…