Tenting up!

The kale plants are doing really well – so well, they have needed to go under bigger cloches to keep the cabbage white butterflies off. 

Fortunately, I had some super huge ones to hand. These have a tendency to blow away in the wind. Actually, they all do, even the smaller ones, but the biggest in particular could have been better designed. In other words, they need more loops at the bottom for pegs. So, it looks like that could be a winter project: sew more loops on.

That said, the plan is to remove the cloches, once the butterflies have stopped being a threat. This should be some time in October, which hopefully means I won’t have to contend with any wind issues either!

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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12 Responses to Tenting up!

  1. andy1076 says:

    I believe you just took garden care to a whole new level 😃

  2. streepie says:

    My kale seedlings still need to be planted in the vegetable bed….

  3. Lovely update thank you for sharing Helen have a blessed day

  4. I leave my cloches on for ages .. But I use frost cover fabric and steel frames 😄 damn butterflies

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