Yep. It’s that time of year. The time of year that us gardeners hate. That time of year that you go out into the garden one morning and all you see is green. And it’s all cos of these guys.
Meet the white cabbage butterfly. This little guy starts off like a cleverly camoflaged caterpillar, eats your broccoli, kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts, then turns into a butterfly and lays more eggs. Evil, I tell you.
In time, I’ll give you hints on how to prevent them, but, after spending a good six months trying everything bar sprays to get them off my broccoli and kale, I think the best method once you find them on a plant is to pull it up and start over.
Tiny change for the day: try to move to organic broccoli and kale where possible. Pests like these are the reasons that they’re so heavily sprayed!