Friday, August 31, 2007

checking under the row covers


My broccoli seedlings look like happy campers under their row cover. And when I checked my dinosaur kale I was amazed at the beautiful big crinkled leaves. I've never used row cover in the summer before and am impressed at how warm and bright and humid it is underneath. The plants are growing very well.

I covered my kale and broccoli because of green caterpillars of cabbage white butterfly. These were eating holes in the leaves of the kale and eating entire baby broccoli plants.

row covers covered kale
Kale (Brassica oleracea, Acephala Group)

cabbage white butterflies (Pieris rapae)

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