Tuesday 6 July 2010

Friends and Foes

I spotted my first ladybird a couple of days ago. A welcome sight indeed especially as I've also spotted some aphids and blackfly.

I also unfortunately spotted what seemed to be a lone cabbage white butterfly. I was horrified as, from past experience, I know what immense damage their offspring can cause to brassicas and with mine doing so well, I immediately started chasing it around with the first thing that came to hand...a 30cm/12" pea stick. Must have looked hilarious.

I really am against spraying my crops with pesticides, so in an attempt to lessen the threat, I've netted my broccoli and cabbages. There are gaps at the sides, but I'm hoping the cabbage whites in this area aren't very bright.

No comments:

Post a Comment