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my broccoli has been badly eaten by caterpillars - is there any point in keeping the plants in the hope they will eventually give me some crop or should I just discard them now.



I suffered the same Grandmairene.

It would depend on how severely eaten they are?

Mine for example have been well, truly devoured and are showing no heads when really i should be harvesting already....

so i have reluctantly cut them down.... but will plan better for next time i.e net screening.

All the best

4 Sep, 2010


Hi Grandmairene and welcome to GoY. I left our broccoli last year when it was eaten on the grounds that it might just save my other brassicas.

4 Sep, 2010


Could you show us a picture and we can give an answer

5 Sep, 2010

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