I have ordered the Amblyseius predators 25 sachets in total which should keep my Leeks and Onions thrip free
it cost 20 quid so I hope its worth it they are supposed to eat thrips and young spider mite lets hope they are hungry!!! I obtained them from http://www.defenders.co.uk/ the only thing that worries me is that they are from down south and may not be tough enough for our northern pests.
I have now replaced the collars with 45mm ones as the leeks were forcing the 35mm collars apart and the light was getting in resulting in a Green stripe down the barrel I will now have to order a larger in readiness for the next change which will not be long at this rate.
I have not shown my drums for a while so here are some photos Long Carrots Long Beet and Parsnips all seem to be growing well but you can never tell till you pull them at showtime.