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how do i stop my broccoli from being eaten by caterpillars , cabbage white usually?????



Fine netting will keep them at bay or you could rely on hand picking on a daily basis if you only have a few plants and have time or the inclination.

21 Jun, 2016


Dianebulley told me to grow some Moschata alba with them. I have two plants of it now and the butterflies do not land on the brassicas at all even though they fly around them.

21 Jun, 2016


Don't use netting - it's bad for birds as they can get tangled up in it and die a horrible death.

If you want to use physical protection, use chicken wire with a small hole size (Screwfix sell it for a fraction of the price charged by garden centres). We make cages with it using plastic ties, to keep both birds and butterflies off vulnerable veg, and it works well. :)

22 Jun, 2016


Thats a good idea -have you tried making fruit cages with it?

22 Jun, 2016

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