It was the start of September and I excitedly sowed my bean seeds. They sprouted and grew well but just as they started to flower they began to show signs of what I thought was nutrient deficiency. They had pale mottling across their leaves and lacklustre growth, which didn’t abate with the application of liquid fertilisers so I went in for further examination. A close look revealed little tiny rust coloured speck like bugs. Once again I had to refer to my gardening books and the internet, I found the tiny little blighters were in fact spider mites.