Couple of questions, nets, wonky plants and aphids


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    Em
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    Hello,
    When is it ok to remove butterfly netting? We created a large cage to cover Brussels, broccoli and romenesco, however we’re in a windy area and it’s taking quite a bashing so I wondered if I’m safe from cabbage whites to take it down?

    I’ve planted Brussels in to raised beds, about 4inches if mushroom compost on top of clay soil, unfortunately my Brussels have fallen/ grown wonky, The winds not helped either, the Brussels seem to be forming nicely, should I look to brace them? Or leave them be?
    And finally My broccoli is covered in grey aphids, I’d removed some of the covered plants earlier but now it seems that they all have it, are they ruined? Should I cut them down & is it ok to compost them?

    Thank you

    #49280

    charles
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    In wind, the butterflies will be gone so best remove it now.
    Prob. your Brussels will do ok reclining on the ground. Otherwise it’s a stake for each.
    Grey aphids are tricky but I would not necessarily pull up the plants, see how they go some more.

    #49322

    Em
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    Great thanks Charles. Any advice on what to do with the grey aphids?

    #49345

    Derek
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    Try soap solution, seemed to have some success for me.

    Derek

    #49352

    Kath
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    We only have four sprout plants. I had them netted for quite a while, to try and keep the butterflies off and removed it when it seemed safe from attack. All was going well, until one of the plants, the best one, was attacked by pigeons!! Made a right mess of it they did, so, the netting is back on…

    #49388

    Anonymous

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