Tuesday, May 26

kale karma


I'm not normally a violent person.
Until now.

I dont spray with organic pesticide.
Maybe I'll start. Maybe a kale isolation unit could resolve the problem. I used to just 'remove' offending pests.

I can overlook the holes in the outer leaves of the cabbages, who needs the outer leaves? And why dont they eat the chard? We have plenty of that.
But oh the kale, NOT THE KALE!
My coveted Tuscan kale...
That pushed all my Tarantino buttons.

7 comments:

Veggie Gnome said...

Netting!

Ps.: We might still have some spare bits!

Kerrie said...

Oh ouch...why can't they attack just one plant and leave the rest alone..??

We are having the same problem with possums and paw paw, I'd happily sacrifice one huge piece of fruit if they would agree to only attack it and leave the rest alone.

Commiserating with you...

Hmmm, my word veri is OVENCUP...kind of suits your blog.

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

I'm off to put up the netting, after I check my (so far untouched) kale for green invaders. I wonder what the caterpillars taste like, kale maybe?
Pip

Julie said...

Nooooooooooooo, not the cavalero nero! I just found some netting curtains at the oppy, so clearly I should be netting the kale as well as the caulis and cabbages...

Zoe said...

Do you need to do due diligence before you net them?

I'm in Canberra, and haven't seen any moths lately, but crushed that my black kale is getting munched. That said, it's very satisfying squashing bugs.

innercitygarden said...

I throw them on the paving to the mercy of the birds, but I haven't (so far this year) had them completely destroy anything.

Kel said...

veggie - yes please...

kerrie- yes , its murphys law for fruit and veg it seems!

pip- a good idea, you dont want the kind of carnage ive seen.

julie- if this is anything to go by , they'll be there...soon...

zoe- definitely id say. Im gonna do one last physical extermination then cover . No moth seen here either, just the big fat green buggers.

kate- id do that but i dont trust the bird to get there before they have made a run for cover ( under my kale). its a bit more eco-cycle than an intentional squash with camera!