I have blackfly, damping off and just out right failures in my garden. The one thing that I was really proud of and pleased with were my blueberries until my biggest pest (DD) pulled off most of the green ones in search of a tasty blue one today .
I am ready to throw in the towel with this veg growing lark. I try so hard and seem to get nowhere.
My biggest pests this year are ds's and their friends playing football. Sunflowers and cosmos broken in two, container plants squashed by balls.....and I've no room to complain because they are off their bloody computer games for once.
I think nothing is growing properly because of the weather. Where I live we've had about 5 hours of sunshine in the last fortnight. And after all the work I've put into the veg especially, it just KILLS me.
zaphod. my courgettes have produced three round yellows which do not grow and no green ones whatsoever from other plant, which seems to be producing leaves only. slugs have eaten top of pepper plant. beans are almost dormant.
tomatoes (usually my easy crop) are tiny and not doing much. the only doer is wild strawberries but ds and woodlice eat all of them.
They took all my lettuces!!! They were just ready, we were going to have salad for lunch today, it's the first time i've grown them so i was really excited [bit of a loser emoticon} and were in some terracotta window box type containers which must be why they took them. Also a lemon conifer which my mum bought for me and a couple of smaller pots. They did the whole block, there was soil and bits of pot all over the streets around us today.
Mung, I had a rubbish veg year last year (the first I'd tried to grow decent crops of easy stuff like toms, lettuce, radishes etc, too!). Almost nothing grew (although dd was helping me plant the seeds, and I think I was lovingly watering a lot of empty pots of compost )
This year, despite the weather, things are growing well- tomatoes, lettuce, radish, beans, mange tout and some good flowers like sweet peas, dahlias, nasturtiums. Yet I don't think I've done anything hugely different! And it's despite finding a rabbit in the garden the other day. A rabbit! And I live in suburbia! I sent my pest (dd) after it, and it's not been back