I've seen what I think are Diving Beetle larvae eating the leaves of oxygenators - they seem to grow back just fine.
I like the native hornwort - it's a brilliant oxygenator and settles in quickly, but it doesn't mind being radically thinned as necessary.
We used to play with it as children, weaving little baskets and mats.
I thought I'd read that you'd cancelled some paid for care because other funded care had been arranged? What's going on???
We dug properly to create a veg patch when we moved here and since then we dig when we've had to remove tree roots invading the veg patch. Hopefully that problem is over now, as the tree was poorly and had to go.
Otherwise, a light forking over topped with lots of home made compost
I wouldn't give them Baby Bio - you want them to focus on flowering not growing leaves - and don't give Tomato Feed until the first truss has set.
I'd pop them in a sunny spot on days when the temperature is above 10C - not sure if it's going to get there today tho' - and then bring them in at night.
Info here on the use of glyphosate to hasten crop ripening - if you scroll down to the bit about residues in food you'll find that wholemeal bread contains higher residues than white - obvious really.
So those of us who want nice healthy wholemeal bread will have to pay up and eat organic
and that information was published by the company promoting its use.
Improvements are afoot Lyn .......... don't think it'll be long now
As for the lack of 'hard evidence either way' regarding the carcinogenic properties of glyphosate ....... wasn't that what the tobacco companies used to say about cigarettes?
I weed with a hoe
My big concern about glyphosate is that it is routinely sprayed onto grain and other seed crops shortly before harvest to hasten ripening.
I'm not keen to eat bread, porridge and vegetable oil etc containing glyphosate.
I did mine in February - then in July I trim the new sideshoots back to 5 leaves.
Maybe up in Beechgrove-land the season's a bit late?