Brassica question

In July, I planted some brocolli and PSB into a smallish bed. Despite using debris netting, the cabbage white flies still got in image

Last week I removed the brocolli as it had done its thing. The PSB is still in situ. 

My question is this- what can I sow in that gap that won't be affected by those blasted little white things? I don't want to put brocolli or sprouts there for obvious reasons. Would peas or beans be ok to put there? 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,720

    Broad beans won't be bothered by whitefly in my experience and won't mind this early a start, although I'd probably begin them in small pots in a cold greenhouse if sowing right now.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks Bob. I already have broad beans in another bed

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,900

    You could sow some Swiss chard  there from mid-March onwards image

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  • I am not sure I like Swiss chard but on the same vein, beetroot could go there couldn't it? 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,900

    Yes image

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,720

    Beetroot is really a brassica so may be affected I feel, Fruitcake.  Haven't seen whitefly on carrots or parsnips as I recall though.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,900

    Sorry Bob, don't want to be awkward, but beetroot is not related to the brassica family at all. 

    http://www.knowyourvegetables.co.uk/about-vegetable-families/beetroot-family

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,361

    Beetroot is not a brassica.  It is chenopodia family, related to amaranth

    The flowers and seed heads are very different.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,720

    I did have my doubts but admit to being too lazy to look it up. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks! Beetroot it will be image

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