Thursday, May 13, 2010

Broccoli saviour

I am pleased to announce that spraying a diluted environmentally friendly washing up liquid (or dish liquid for you Americans) does in fact kill the little tiny caterpillars that were eating my broccoli down to its skeleton. And it doesnt seem to have had any effect on the head itself. I did have to do a second application today, for new caterpillars, but saw the remains of the old ones.

Spraying both front and back of each and every broccoli leaf did make me think about how hard it must be for organic or pesticide free farmers. I have less than a dozen broccoli plants and it still took some love to spend my lunch hour spraying the leaves.

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