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digforsanity

Mostly growing things I can eat or put in a cocktail. Weekends split between allotment, garden and band rehearsal. Check out my blog at www.digforsa

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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digforsanity

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

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KatieCat

Digforsaninty@ where in Cambs are you?

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digforsanity

Sunny Sawtry! Tucked right in at the bottom of the hills (yes, there are hills in Cambs before anyone asks).

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juliesgarden

They decimated my nasturtiums lash year 🤔😩😩

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brightcolours

#Sawtry #Cambridgeshire #caterpillar #insects #bugs #advice #pests

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2016
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digforsanity

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

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harebell

I love nasturtium... Although mine always get absolutely covered in black fly every year and I don't like to use chemical sprays...any advice? 🤔

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ben1984

@harebell I spray mine with water mix with washing up liquid and it does the trick

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harebell

I shall have to try that... Thank you very much... I was beginning to think I might not bother with them any more but this summer I will give it ago again now 👍

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tash74

This one is a particularly good colour!

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brightcolours

#advice #tip #blackfly #organic #salad #sacrificialcrop

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Naomi126

Ditto @ben1984 👌🏻 ( for really annoying black fly I add garlic in the mix too... 😈)

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atomica

We love them, we have them growing en masse down our front wall. People nick 'em for their salads ;)

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harebell

Which part of the nasturtium do you eat?

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digforsanity

@harebell it's all edible- leaves and flowers can go in a salad. Seeds can be pickled and used in place of capers.

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digforsanity

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.

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harebell

@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 👍

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