Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thwarting the cabbage white

Yes indeed white cabbage butterflies are pestering our poor broccoli seedlings as though they are the last ones on the planet. The smallest leaf had 20+ eggs at least and derris dusting is quite difficult as well as unsightly.
I went to Mitre 10 today and bought 2 meters of bird netting. White in colour as the black would reduce the amount of light falling on the plants.
A few sticks to prop it up and and hopefully it will keep the beasts at bay.

Not exactly pretty but effective I hope.

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