The garden is loving the early onset of summer. The tomatoes especially. The biggest treat is the fresh herbs, currently only coriander and parsley but soon I’ll have some rocket and ‘gourmet’ lettuce too. I found a cluster of grasshoppers engaging in a feeding frenzy with my coriander. Utterly upset I sprayed (drowned) them with my chilli water (a hand full of fresh chilli, minced, added to 1L of water) and haven’t seen them since. I was worried that the coriander plants might not like all the heat, but they seem greener than ever. Chilli water is my new answer to any problem.