Barricaded Brassicas18th August 2012 • In The Garden • Stephanie Donaldson
I’ve taken a belt and braces approach to the brassica bed this year. They’ve been planted in a raised bed to reduce (I hope) the number of slugs and snails. Also, the plants have been grown in and planted with GroChar to speed root development and generally supercharge them, mulched with Strulch and protected by SlugGone sheep’s wool pellets. Finally I’ve covered the bed with a GardenSkill pop-up crop protector which will keep cabbage whites and pigeons at bay. Never have my greens been so cosseted, but I’m hoping the reward will be a clean and plentiful crop.