Cabbage moth (Pieris brassicae) is a large white butterfly species that naturally reproduces in cabbage leaves. It uses those leaves as food for caterpillars of the next generation. Wings have a few black spots on them.
Just like humans, vegetables also have friends and foes. Some families stimulate or protect each other. Other families tire each other out and make each other vulnerable. Companion planting is the art of pairing them well!
This isn’t your typical veggie patch, but keen gardeners will definitely give perennial vegetables a try. From the many species and kinds of vegetables, several can live, two, three years and more while still yielding a crop for months on end.
Typical of many insects (and even more so for butterflies), adult bollworms won’t cause any damage in the garden or vegetable patch. However, caterpillars and larva that emerge from their eggs can devastate nearby plants.
Sea kale, or Crambe maritima, comes as quite a surprise: both in the garden and in the vegetable patch, it’ll trigger questions by curious onlookers! Sea kale, a summary Botanical name – Crambe maritima Common name – Sea kale Family – Cruciferae, Brassicaceae Type – perennial Bearing – clump Height – 12 to to 28 inches (30 to 70 cm) Planting density […]
Spring is a busy season for planting and sowing, busy as in “buzzy” since bees and insects have joined the show in the vegetable patch! You need to clean, sow, repot, transplant, and more if you want to harvest
Spring garden tasks start filling those days as they get longer and nature begins to stir… time for gardeners to get the ball rolling! Budding days call attention to garden activities after the long winter wait.
Easy to grow, lacinato kale is also a tasty vegetable to cook with. Palm tree kale key facts Botanical name – Brassica oleracea acephala ‘Nero di Toscana’ Common name – Black Toscana, palm tree kale, dinosaur kale, black kale, palm tree kale