Growing plants in their air keeps them safe.
Given my garden is packed with ravenous slugs, one of the safest places for plants – even ones they don’t tend to touch – is hanging in the air. I’ve got a lovely sunny spot by my back door for a hanging basket, which is perfect for this ‘Tumbling Tom’ tomato plant and a crop of tagetes.
It does look pretty against the whitewashed walls. And the slugs haven’t got there, either. But I do need to remember to water and feed it regularly: a water every day and a feed twice a week.
The only thing is that we haven’t had a single ripe tomato from the garden yet. Here’s hoping the rain will stop soon and we’ll see a little red fruit.