Budding vegetable gardeners across the country should be harvesting crops of leafy greens. They are so easy to grow and can be used for soups, salads (hot or Cold) and are packed full of nutrients. The flavour of freshly picked homegrown microgreens, that has no ‘food miles’ is out of this world. I fall ‘in love’ (again) with my garden every time I pick another handful of flavoursome rich green leaves.
Unfortunately, there are a few insects and bugs that fall in love with the productive garden also. They are also sneaky and only come out at night to feast on tender young shoots. If you have discovered a few holes, missing plants and chewed leaves and there’s no evidence of insects during daylight hours grab the head torch and venture out after dark.