Posted: 12/07/2016 at 19:32
Could be slugs on the kale.
Micromesh netting will keep off butterflies and hence caterpillars, It will deter small mammals if pegged down or buried. With rabbits you may need to use chicken wire to keep them out.
Carrots you can peel. Other veg like chard and kale I would cook if you are concerned about bacteria.
Any veg out of the garden at ground level, I soak in salty water before draining and cooking.