Wednesday, 17 August 2011
There hasn't been as much Cabbage White caterpillar damage on the Brassicas this year, I think the weather may have something to do with it, but the last few evenings, I have been squishing caterpillars that have taken a liking to my scarlet kale. The lay on the central rib mainly, but don't seem to do much damage, possibly because kale has such a tough leaf. I like to grow this coloured kale, exactly because it is coloured and very ornamental, I have underplanted it with a frilly red-tipped lettuce which the slugs don't seem to touch. So the whole patch is very colourful, I just wish I didn't have to spend any spare time I have in getting rid of those destructive little blighters.
Posted by elaine at 08:54