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By Sparkly

Cumbria, United Kingdom Gb

HI, I planted out purple sprouting broc plants about 3 weeks ago and they have been completely stripped. They were quite large, about 6inches so I thought they would be safe from slugs. could they recover?



It could also be pigeons, they love cabbagey things too. Use netting or other forms of bird scarers.

1 Jun, 2010


I now grow my PSB from seed and keep them in pots for some time so they get nice and sturdy and able to withstand the onslaught. Once they go out they need a stout stake as they get really tall and they need netting. Pigeons are a real pest and then, later in the year, the dreaded cabbage white butterfly. I net all my brassicas now as I am so fed up with the wildlife eating them all.

1 Jun, 2010



4 Jun, 2010

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