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Cabbage butterfly update

Cabbage white butterflies have had a lovely time with my broccoli this year. There are several conditions that make brassicas very attractive to these pests and the brown cabbage moth. See Cabbage white butterfly. My problem was that I inadvertently … Continue reading

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Cocoons on Brassicas

If you come across a cluster of small, yellow cocoons on leaves of Brassica vegetables – don’t spray them or feed them to the chooks. They do not belong to garden pests. (See photos below.) These cocoons are, in fact, … Continue reading

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Cabbage white butterfly

 These flirtatious little butterflies can be destructive to stressed Brassica plants. If your plants have been attacked, squash any green caterpillars or feed them to the chooks. They often hide along the mid ribs of leaves making them difficult to … Continue reading

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The cabbage family

This family, called the Brassicas, tend to be more susceptible to attack from the Cabbage Moth and the Cabbage White Butterfly when conditions are too warm for them or when the soil they are growing in is too acid for … Continue reading

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