03 Jan The Cabbage Patch Protection Scheme (nothing to do with kids)
We have two types of cabbages growing now, Spring & Savoy cabbage & we were hoping to be able to eat some of the Savoy for Christmas day, but the slugs, snails & wood pigeons had other ideas.
The slugs & snails are an ongoing battle.. a story TBC in the spring when I’m going to try all kinds of chemical-free tricks I have stashed away including nemotodes and garlic spray.
In the meantime, I COULD foil those pesky, greedy, fat wood pigeons and at the same time give our brassicas a better head start by helping to protect them from frosts and heavy winds by covering them with insect netting.
This was a really easy project to do. All I did was wire together a sort of frame about 50cm above the ground made from bamboo canes, using longer pieces for the sides and pushing the corner canes really securely into the ground. I then draped the netting over the frame & pinned it securely to the ground using little skewers at a 45 degree angle to the ground. (the kind you use to BBQ kebabs on) .
I’m looking forward to a yummy cabbage harvest now… Let me know if you have any great cabbage recipes!