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cabbage white butterfly

Cabbage White Butterfly: What I’ve Learnt from the Brassica Massacre

You should always listen to your wife. Always. When she says ‘you really need to net your brassicas, the cabbage white is all over them’, your wife is not nagging you. She is talking sense because actually, I really did need to net my brassicas. I’d never had that much of a problem with cabbage …

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deterring slugs and snails

Just When I Thought I’d Kept Them Away! Deterring Slugs and Snails

Just when I thought I’d got a hold of the snail and slug population in my garden, this happens: My healthy-looking Mibuna decimated. The oriental salad leaves were on the cusp of being ready, and I was getting excited about the crispy, bitter greens accompanying my dinner. Alas, the slimy critters had other ideas. When …

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