The winter cabbage plants, an F1 hybrid Celtic, have been taken out of the brassica plant-bed
where they were sown, and planted out into the main brassica bed.
It is slightly on the late side and the plants are a bit big, so they
will have to be watered well and given extra tlc. The winter cabbage
were planted in rows 45cm apart, & 40 cm apart within the row. The
winter cabbage have been given more space than the summer cabbage so
they can produce bigger heads.
The whole of the brassica bed is covered with a micromesh to keep the
cabbage white butterfly and aphids off. Some people place empty
eggshells on sticks, to frighten the cabbage white butterflies away. A
net is a big investment, but it does ensure 100% return on effort, by
keeping the pests out.
The net also keeps the pigeons off, which can reap havoc on young plants
in a few hours.
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