Pests

The End of the Road for Curly Kale on My Veg Patch?

And so, those pesky cabbage white butterflies have decimated my cavolo nero, despite a robust protective layer of scaffold net. How they’ve got in there, I’ll never know, but the plants are stripped and that horribly pungent smell of rotting veg is filling the surrounding air. I’ve picked off caterpillars from the neighbouring curly kale …

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Five Steps I’ve Taken to Reduce the Local Slug and Snail Population

I was tickled by a story in the Telegraph this week, which reported that scientists have found snails placed within a 65 feet radius can use a ‘homing instinct’ to return to an area of ground, whilst those moved further away struggled to find their way back. (Now we’ll have to throw the snails into …

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