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problems with broccoli and caterpillars

caterpillars have been eating the leaves of my broccoli plants and have stripped tem completely. will the broccoli carry on growing or is it better to take them out and start again? 



  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    They will be OK. Caterpillars should be removed as soon as seen for best results.

  • Ok thank you, they have completely stripped the leaves
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Dont worry Zoe, unless the plants are very young they will be fine, have you tried planting nasturtiums with them? It helps to confuse the butterflies, so you dont have all of the caterpillars eating your crops image
  • No i haven't tried that i did know about it to be honest, thanks
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Its not going to stop them all, but does help, good for keeping blackfly off too image
  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    You do have them netted, don't you...??

  • Yes i do
  • Bf206Bf206 Posts: 234

    i just picked about 10 off my brussel sprouts - despite nematodes going in a week ago.

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Now this is odd, i dont have any netting up, dont do anything at all, but the caterpillars are on the cabbages, but dont seem to be eating anything else? Maybe flea beetle pits em off! image
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