While many of our brassicas are under row covers, equally as many are not. Once the worms hatch, leaves can go from perfect to perfectly annihilated in days, stunting any further growth in the plant. Flour mixed with cayenne sprinkled on the leaves is supposed to cause the intestines of the worms to explode and we are using this method as well. But, just in case this fails, we now have bags of kale safely in our freezer.
Here is how our garden is growing this week (you can check out last week here):
Wonderful Russian snow peas.
Our emergency harvest of kale, collards and Chinese cabbage.
Pretty blue lobelia.
Raspberries that are almost ready!
My favorite: chamomile.