As a beginer it was my first year growing Kale, broccoli etc. I started them off in plugs and planted them out in a raised bed in May. 2 days later there were just a few stalks left. After falsely accusing the slugs I realised it was birds (probably the two fat wood pigeons) and stuck some netting over them. This solved the problem BUT can I now remove the netting? Do the birds only go for the tender young shoots or will they still eat my 2 foot tall Kale and broccoli in October?