Things that Tried to Thwart me
Ants, birds, biting insects, blackfly, cabbage caterpillars, cats, cows, crickets, dogs, frost, heat, moles, moss, pea maggots, rain, weeds. Since the start of the growing season a catalogue of hindrances has tried to come between me and my vegetables. The latest to appear are caterpillars on my brassicas – my beautiful cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts.
The white cabbages and the sprout leaves were the worst affected, while the curly kale and the dark green savoy cabbage got off quite lightly. I am picking the creepy looking blighters off as I find them and getting them as far away from my cabbages as possible. While a few leaves have been totally destroyed, I think I may have stepped in just in time to save the crop. I’m getting pretty tired now – hopefully that’s the last thwarter of the season!