Any veggie growers here? Would like some advice please

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Re: Any veggie growers here? Would like some advice please

Postby bugalugs1970 » Sun May 25, 2008 9:46 pm

factsonly wrote:does anyone know if making white plastic butterflies (yes, that's right!) really does keep off cabbage white from brassicas?

I have spent the evening making them out of plastic milk cartons and told to hang them on fishing line over the cabbages, to keep off territorial bfs

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Re: Any veggie growers here? Would like some advice please

Postby cushty » Sun May 25, 2008 9:59 pm

I reckon it will confuse the male butterflies no end

though it's the females that do the damage with their egg laying

I grew some kohl rabi once, which isn't even a brassica but the leaves had a cabbagy smell

they were reduced to bare ribs withing two days of opening :(
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Re: Any veggie growers here? Would like some advice please

Postby somthinfishie » Thu May 29, 2008 5:19 pm

Update,rosemary cutting are doing well,one lot growingbetter than the other,of those planted with rooting hormone 2 died and the remaining 3 are thriving,of those not using RH they are growing faster and appear a little healthier lookig.

Also over the weekend OH filled two large chests and a builders bag with compost/manure mix for me,now added spring onions,carrots and potatos to my veg "plot".
Am covering seedling when heavy rain overnight is forcast,is this correct?or should they be left exsposed?~~fishie
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