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Dawnie SmiffDawnie Smiff Posts: 21
edited September 2019 in Fruit & veg
My purple sprouting broccoli is already outgrowing the net cover I have and due to the set up the poles won’t extend any further... is it too early to take the netting off as they’re bursting out and fear I may be stunting the growth?


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,915
    I still see lots of cabbage whites here in Essex.
    If your plant leaves are touching the netting chances are the butterflies will have laid eggs on them already - as I found to my cost the last 2 years.... I've not grown any this year for that reason

    Billericay - Essex

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  • I may be wrong but for my part I would risk a bit of damage from butterflies at this late stage but beware the damage by pigeons during the colder months.
  • The cabbage whites have decimated both my cabbage and turnips even though they are under netting and that's because the veg are touching the netting.
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