I’m often erring. But this time I’m erring on the side of caution.   I lost a lot of tomatoes to a mystery animal a few nights ago.

We set up the night vision camera and managed to catch not only a deer in the headlights, but also a fox. Or was it a badger? That picture didn’t turn out so well.   But you can see the deer working away at the basil and lettuce under the cloche.

And that means I have to be careful.

So I harvested some dwarf French beans a few days early.

It doesn’t pay to be greedy and wait for them to plump up a bit; they could all be gone in one wild animal swoop.

So I have beans for tomorrow night’s gnocchi and pesto dish. And I have a handful of Gardener’s Delight cherry tomatoes. They go in the mouth. Every time you walk past.