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Hi all,

As you can see my purple sprouting Broccoli has been demolished by caterpillars! 


Do you think there will be a crop from this next year or is it worth pulling out and starting again?

I believe I've learnt my lesson with not using netting and going on holiday without the weekly caterpillar check!

Thanks all!


  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 6,328

    Mine were even worse than that last year and cropped well. I think it depends on the variety - mine were one of the late cropping type - and also on the autumn weather, which last year was kind. So I'd leave them for now and take a view later in the year. If come November they have a good set of healthy new leaves, then you may be OK image

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  • LLMLLM Posts: 46

    Well look what I found... it has made my day!


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,258

    Cut that and cook it ... There'll be plenty to follow. Mind usually keep producing until Easter. image

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