Also the fruits that you leave to ripen I have some black square if material to keep fruit of the soil another way that worked last year was upturned black waste bins or buckets rest fruit on top of them.
haha – they’re still going strong but have completely taken over the veg patch. I now have no other vegetables left as they have been swamped by the pumpkins! Good learnings for next year to space them out MUCH more,,,,,
Thanks for the tip! Will lift them up tonight to keep them safe……. I found a slug on one of my tomato’s the other day – shocked me a bit as I had never seen it before and I didn’t think they liked tomatos!?!?!?
Tomatoes are members of the potato family. Slugs love potatoes and can ruin a crop. With this heat, slugs have to stay moist and tomatoes are watered daily.
Slugs may not be that keen on them but if you get a fruit fall the first damage will be slugs & snails.
So true – whilst I knew that Tomatoes were related to Potatoes, I did not know that slugs would go after them! As you say, it must have been the hot weather and watering that drove them to it. Thanks so much!