Saturday, 7 May 2011
Slugs and radishes - a tragic tale
Something's been eating the radishes and broad beans. Lace-like holes have appeared in leaves and the Pink Slipper radishes look like they've been gnawed by a mouse.
On closer inspection I have discovered the culprit. Having a party inside a radish were two Lilliputian-sized slugs. Tiny, tiny things buzz-sawing through the flesh so the radishes resembled discarded apples cores.
Like a parent arriving back unexpectedly early to discover a rave in their home, I broke the whole thing up. The consequences were serious, very serious, nay fatal.
The slugs partied hard... and paid the price. I'll leave it there, but let this post be a warning to any other delinquent slugs who think they can try it on with me.