This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, May 14, 2007

broccoli

dead broccoli new broccoli
I'm not sure what happened to my last batch of broccoli. I bought and planted 12 seedlings two weeks ago. Five of the plants got up eaten off at the stem. It looks like a tomato cut worm. I didn't know cut worms ate broccoli, so I am blaming the squirrels. This weekend, I bought and planted another 6 plants. Since it looked like I planted the previous batch too close, II replanted all of the plants further apart. (I think I'll go out and put collars on all of my broccoli, just in case it really was cut worms.)

Brassicaceae

2 Comments:

Blogger Ottawa Gardener said...

I think cutworms are fond of broccoli. I lost half my first crop in a similar way years ago. This year, they were under glass because of inclement weather. Now they are too big to nibble on though my bok choy is full of holes...

May 16, 2007 10:19 PM

 
Blogger carletongardener said...

Maybe I have cut worms AND broccoli-eating squirrels! Aaarrggh.

May 17, 2007 9:38 PM

 

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