Morning GTers 👋 Foggy start here in Cambs. Here's one of my nasturtiums from last year and YES that is a cabbage white caterpillar. These guys will decimate your #brassicas! #Organic ways to control them include using netting on your brassicas and planting #nasturtiums as a sacrificial crop. #buglife #tips #pestcontrol
If you've seen my other photos then you'll know I love #edible flowers. Nasturtiums are ace, aren't they? So pretty and fab in a salad. Also a great sacrificial crop to keep the butterflies off your brassicas #red #nasturtium #edibleflower
If you're getting a lot of blackfly it might be that the plant isn't happy. Mine get blackfly if i put them in the front garden. It's too dry and hot for them there. But they are fine in the back garden.
@digforsanity thanks for that I didn't realise they didn't like it too hot I've been putting them in hanging baskets and tubs along with bedding plants in the hottest part of my garden lol...this year I will try some in a more shaded area on their own and see how they go on 👍