Sunday, May 17, 2015
Early this spring, Eric got me this handy dandy quick hoop row cover to see if we could actually grow brassicas without also growing a million cabbage worms, too.
It totally worked. Kept all the cabbage moths away and I now have cauliflower, broccoli, chard and cabbages growing like gangbusters under that protective cover.
Eric got this one at Menard's. It's the 12-18" high version, 10' long - just long enough for one of my raised beds. [I'm hoping to find a taller version next year so the broccoli isn't so crowded.] It was easy for me to set out all by myself. The black net is reasonably strong and I expect it will last for several years.
That is a real live cauliflower in there - almost ready to eat. I'm so excited!
I'm definitely going to try to get at least one more for next year. Then I can separate the short stuff and the tall stuff.