I’ve been doing my best to keep the cabbage white butterflies from getting to the recently planted kale outside. To this end I acquired a mini fleece polytunnel to add to the collection of protection measures.
But what I did notice on two of these seedlings?
Several green caterpillars which were happily munching away on the tender leaves. These caterpillars have been washed down the plughole and hopefully the seedlings are strong enough to recover but as far I am concerned you can certainly never have enough to give the best chance of getting a crop.
If all else fails and the aforementioned kale seedlings do not make a recovery, at least there is enough leaf between them to add to a stirfry.