At present, my brassicas are looking pretty good, with no caterpillar damage and very little slug/snail damage, but there is no room for complacency. Yesterday I temporarily removed their netting to do a bit of maintenance such as removing dead leaves, and as I brushed against the plants a few Whitefly flew up. Time to launch a pre-emptive strike!
I made up a spray-bottle of very dilute washing-up liquid (being very careful to use the MILD version!), and gave the plants a very thorough spraying. Here they are, looking nice and shiny after their shower...
Meanwhile, have a look at these:-
I also have two "Ruby Perfection" Red Cabbages, which are looking very promising. I associate Red Cabbage very firmly with Autumn, so I'm hoping mine won't mature too early. Spiced braised Red Cabbage cooked with apple is a real favourite of ours, but it's definitely a cold weather dish.
These too are big plants, as this next photo hopefully demonstrates.
Very difficult to photograph too, on account of their shiny leaves!
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