Those pesky caterpillars!

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happyhacker
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Those pesky caterpillars!

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All my attempts to prevent those butterflies laying their eggs were mainly in vain. The blight ears even get through 7mm netting. Any suggestions as to how to organically grow brassicas successfully?
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Keep squishing and don't go on holiday. If you can rub off the clusters of eggs you won't have to bother about finding the hundreds of caterpillars after they've spread out and hidden.

I gave up on Summer Cauliflower but found the winter maturing sort were more resistant to attack.
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The only thing i have found to stop them is enviromesh its what i use on all my beds good for carrot fly onion fly white fly and all flying bugs,its expensive but works and lasts years.Unfortunately my sprouts grew larger than i thought and net was pushed off and you know the rest }hairout{ squashed eggs and caterpillers but still sprouts ended up like lace ,looking for a short variety of sprout for next year. )t'

http://www.enviromesh.co.uk/enviromesh- ... s-97-p.asp

This link will take you to the site for it ,also can be bought on ebay.
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Re: Those pesky caterpillars!

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Just been up allotment and had another squishing session! I'll look into enviro mesh, thanks.
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