Tim looks at how the cabbage white caterpillars have damaged his brassica plants.
Roger Smith gives us a taste of his vegetable patch in Saskatchewan province in Canada.
Tim is having trouble with his lettuces bolting and going to seed. He thinks it may be due to a lack of water during the hot summer conditions. The practice of bolting is the term used for when a plant sends up a flower stalk and becomes bitter to taste.
Here are some drought resistant lettuce varieties to try in your garden:
Butterhead lettuces are good during dry summer months such as Roxy which is a red lettuce. It is slow to bolt and is resistant to tip-burn. Roxy is suitable for outside harvesting in spring, summer and autumn. Buy seeds now online.
Little gem-type lettuces are simple and easy to grow, whilst providing a lot of flavour. Buy seeds now online.
Another, good variety for summer is Lollo Rossa. Buy seeds now online.
A variety of different lettuces often make the tastiest salads! Buy seeds now online.
Tim is back on the allotment and he’s looking at his spring onions.
Tim is back on his allotment with a look at some of his brassica plants.