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    Guapa1 is offline Germinator
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdub View Post
    Can't you put a note out for the birds saying "Free caterpillars" ?
    Don't get me started on birds. I accidently left the greenhouse door open one night and not only did they eat my strawberries, they left their mess on the floor.

    The only thing left of the 3 purple sprouting broccoli plants were stumps so I've thrown them out.
    The caterpillars were everywhere. Found a baby one on the tomato feed bottle!
    Well I've taken everything out and inspected each plant. I've taken off all the ones I could see and shaking each leaf loosened the baby ones I didn't see. I rubbed the back of each leaf with my gardening gloves to hopefully kills the eggs. While everything was out I gave it a wash and brush.

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    nickdub is offline Early Fruiter
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    gardening's a very relaxing hobby - sometimes :-)
    Snoop Puss and Guapa1 like this.

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    Bluenowhere is offline Rooter
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    My purple sprouting broccoli looked almost exactly like the stems you were left with (slugs rather than catapillers though). I kept them and they have recovered just fine. The slugs ate the whole batch so I had no option but to try and salvage them so unless you have others that haven’t been eaten don’t give up too quickly.

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    Guapa1 is offline Germinator
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenowhere View Post
    My purple sprouting broccoli looked almost exactly like the stems you were left with (slugs rather than catapillers though). I kept them and they have recovered just fine. The slugs ate the whole batch so I had no option but to try and salvage them so unless you have others that havenít been eaten donít give up too quickly.
    Thank you. I've already got rid of the one with no leaves, but I've kept the other ones so I hope they do recover.

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    muck lover is offline Rooter
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    Guapa you have won the battle but not the war. You will have to go back and repeat your killing spree regularly as its amazing how many of the wee b****rs you miss.

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