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Things to do in MAY

COOL & TEMPERATE

VEGIES

Brassicas, including kale, cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, are magnets for cabbage white butterflies and their larvae. They can destroy entire crops. Regularly inspect the leaves and stems for these very hungry green caterpillars and squash any you spot along with their eggs, which may be found under the leaves. The best way to stop this caterpillar invasion is to drape fine white mesh over the crop. Keep it off the foliage with stakes to create a mini shade-house effect. Lift the cover to water and fertilise the plants, then put

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