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Can these be salvaged?

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 Posts: 7,079

    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

    Gardening on the edge of Exmoor, in Devon

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  • LLMLLM Posts: 48

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


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,852

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

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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