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  •   Gemma Dixon reacted to this post about 1 year ago
    My attempt of a veg plot. Need to get a polytunnel be the end of the summer though. The little bit of frost we had last week burnt the tips off a few things including seedlings. As I am a total novice I stopped weeding as I was afraid I'd pick the seedling so I'm going to let everything grow...
    My attempt of a veg plot. Need to get a polytunnel be the end of the summer though. The little bit of frost we had last week burnt the tips off a few things including seedlings. As I am a total novice I stopped weeding as I was afraid I'd pick the seedling so I'm going to let everything grow some bit before I start again.

    I have potatoes, cabbage, strawberries, chives, coriander, celery, lettuce and peas, no sign of carrots, pepper, beetroot and courgettes yet. Hopefully they will sprout.
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    • That's a great plot.. Your cabbages look fantastic.
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    • Great idea not to weed out plants you don’t recognise. Many weeds grow faster and are more nutritious than domesticated plants. It pays to keep anGreat idea not to weed out plants you don’t recognise. Many weeds grow faster and are more nutritious than domesticated plants. It pays to keep an open mind. Post any weed pictures and we will help with identification. Have you been Earthing up your potatoes?  More ...
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    • Earthing up 🤷 as I have to Google what that is I will take it as I am not doing it. I am a total novice to be honest. Just hoping for the best. ThatEarthing up 🤷 as I have to Google what that is I will take it as I am not doing it. I am a total novice to be honest. Just hoping for the best. That will be great to have help with identification.. thanks Rachel, the cabbages are flying it.   More ...
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  •   Louise O Mahony commented on this post about 1 year ago
    Forgot to attach the picture for last post 🤦
    • Aaron or Rachel kelly might know?:
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    • Thanks Helen 😁 I have loads of butterfly flowers sprouting so hopefully this lot will enjoy them instead.
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    • It’s a tough call. Caterpillars are baby butterfly’s. I would leave them and enjoy the butterfly’s. I let the caterpillars eat my plants but becauseIt’s a tough call. Caterpillars are baby butterfly’s. I would leave them and enjoy the butterfly’s. I let the caterpillars eat my plants but because I eat quite a few weeds there always more food in the garden than I can eat. So I have plenty to share with the caterpillars.  More ...
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    • Thanks so much for the comment Aaron. I know the butterflies will be wonderful to watch. I was just wondering would there be any other plant or leafThanks so much for the comment Aaron. I know the butterflies will be wonderful to watch. I was just wondering would there be any other plant or leaf in the garden that might take their fancy and have the best of both worlds. Next time il try what Rachel recommended, il plant nasturtiums with the cabbage.   More ...
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  •   Rachel kelly reacted to this post about 1 year ago
    Would anyone have advice on how to prevent these little guys... They are munching through the cabbage. I found a cluster of 50+ as you see below, I removed the part of the leaf they were on and put them our boundary ditch.
    • Best prevention is to cover the cabbage with a net or fleece to stop the butterfly from laying eggs. Sometimes companion planting helps, so plantingBest prevention is to cover the cabbage with a net or fleece to stop the butterfly from laying eggs. Sometimes companion planting helps, so planting nasturtiums with cabbage. The caterpillars will eat the nasturtiums and not your cabbages. If they are already feasting on your cabbages just do what you did and remove them to somewhere else.   More ...
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