Some feedback re your lovely eggplants - the white one was actually not too old to eat, and the green ones were delicious! Both were tender and sweet, so they're the next ones I'll be growing - I bought some seeds off ebay (green, white and orange) so if you wanted to do some seed raising, I can give you some seeds. Elaine has also given me 2 very ripe white ones which I am keeping for seed.
Hi Chris, you mentioned somewhere that coriander is prone to bolting - I recently read that it needs to be kept moist or it bolts so I am trying to water mine regularly and see if it works. I will also try digging in some water granules (when I find them lol) around the roots to help this.
i think pigeons had been nesting in it. I think the mites prefer damp straw to dry - they can breed up in it better it seems . i think i saw this confirmed online somewhere when i was investigating them - like an end of season birds nest
From memory you had ginger growing at your meeting... did you plant tubers from the supermarket/ greengrocer?
Not sure whether they are like potatoes and you are supposed to buy 'seed' ones or not...