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07/08/2014 at 21:12

caterpillars have been eating the leaves of my broccoli plants and have stripped tem completely. will the broccoli carry on growing or is it better to take them out and start again? 

07/08/2014 at 22:55

They will be OK. Caterpillars should be removed as soon as seen for best results.

07/08/2014 at 23:25
Ok thank you, they have completely stripped the leaves
08/08/2014 at 07:44
Dont worry Zoe, unless the plants are very young they will be fine, have you tried planting nasturtiums with them? It helps to confuse the butterflies, so you dont have all of the caterpillars eating your crops
08/08/2014 at 09:15
No i haven't tried that i did know about it to be honest, thanks
08/08/2014 at 09:26
Its not going to stop them all, but does help, good for keeping blackfly off too
08/08/2014 at 12:02

You do have them netted, don't you...??

08/08/2014 at 23:06
Yes i do
09/08/2014 at 19:22

i just picked about 10 off my brussel sprouts - despite nematodes going in a week ago.

09/08/2014 at 19:52
Now this is odd, i dont have any netting up, dont do anything at all, but the caterpillars are on the cabbages, but dont seem to be eating anything else? Maybe flea beetle pits em off!
09/08/2014 at 20:27

I just eat the broccoli and leave caterpillars on the plate 

09/08/2014 at 21:14
Good protien Verdun
09/08/2014 at 22:00

Don't like mobile protein though 

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