Hello cabbage heart

Some cabbages form hearts (a dense cluster of leaves in the middle) which tend to be sweeter than the outer leaves 🥬

So far we have avoided problems with white cabbage caterpillars but yesterday there was an army of them flying all over the place…we will need to be vigilant from now on! I think leaving the broccoli and kale to seed and flower in April and May before removing them has helped so far 🌼

The first wave of butterflies had laid their eggs on those plants and then as I removed them, I managed to disrupt the breeding season by a few weeks, before another wave arrived!

There isn’t enough evidence to say for sure but I’m going to see if the same happens again next year 😃