There’s a lot that can go wrong when you try to grow cabbages. Last year I discovered that I had clubroot in the soil so this year I have grown some resistant varieties like these ‘Kilaton’ cabbages. Of course, just because you sort one problem doesn’t mean you sort them all! Wood pigeons have discovered what I have been planting and as well as eating every single pea that germinated* they have been attacking the cabbages. So, a little late, I have repaired the storm-damaged hawk kite and I am hoping it works as well as it did last year. Now to find something to scare off the butterflies!
*I am sowing more peas. They can be protected by covering the seeds with chicken wire and by putting in the pea sticks or netting more quickly because pigeons are not very nimble fliers.