I couldn't figure out when the birds were picking all of the leaves off of my kale sprouts. Turns out, a couple of birds would have been helpful.


I found and removed three caterpillars, but not before they defoliated nearly all of the kale and tatsoi I was growing on my patio as a trial run. Fast workers.

@lrhodes cabbage loopers! I'm right there with ya this year. Unless I get out and pick them off 2x a day they pretty much mow it all down.

@tickfoot I'm gonna have to keep a close eye on things, but I'm afraid it's too late for those two boxes. They're surrounded by herbs, but I guess cabbage loopers prefer ruffage.

@lrhodes yeah, they sure do! Anything in the Brassica family they just thrive on.

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