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My Brussel Plants

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ukbill69
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Bill

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  • gazza975526570
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    Looks like you planted them much too close together - i often find its more economical to plant them in cell trays and then transplant them to their final position - plus you can then firm them in well and less prone to attacks
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    Yer I guess, buy first time round, so really happy.
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    Bill
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    You need to net them to keep the butterflies and pigeons off! You could make a batten to hook onto that back fenceto hold the net and just drop it down at picking time. I agree, bit close for optimum growth...I give my BS plants a two foot circle each when I space them out, and they usually grow to about three feet tall.
    Val.
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    valk_scot wrote: »
    You need to net them to keep the butterflies and pigeons off! You could make a batten to hook onto that back fenceto hold the net and just drop it down at picking time. I agree, bit close for optimum growth...I give my BS plants a two foot circle each when I space them out, and they usually grow to about three feet tall.

    I have done for months, but dont think butterfly's are about now its getting colder.
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    Bill
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    ukbill69 wrote: »
    I have done for months, but dont think butterfly's are about now its getting colder.

    Well the pigeons will start getting hungry soon, belive me. And pigeons love brassica plants! I grow mine in a three foot high cage made of netting, scrap alkathene piping and long canes. Works a treat.
    Val.
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    They look great Bill. Mine were chewed to within an inch of their lives by hundreds of caterpillers which I used to go out and pick off twice daily, however, I left the plants to their fate and they have picked up remarkably in the last two weeks. There are signs of buttons forming but if I don't get sprouts, I'm looking forward to tasty sprout tops.
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