Sprouts, Caterpillars and Butterflies

Sprouts

Some of the sprouts are ready for picking now, the rest will be ready in a few weeks time and later sowings should be ready just in time for Christmas dinner. The sprouts are looking very healthy indeed, the same cannot be said for the tops. Cabbage White butterflies were very busy in the summer with our sprouts and cauli leaves, I don’t mind, I’m all for butterfly conservation and probably one of the few vegetable gardeners that welcome their presence. I might grow a few cabbages for them next season, I don’t eat them anyway.

Caterpillar damaged sprout tops

The beautiful summer that we had brought many butterflies to the garden. Which species of butterflies did you spot this year?