Collar (and tie?)

Well I’ve been watching our brassicas getting bigger and bigger and I can’t put it off any longer. After reading and asking for advice it looks as if I’m going to have to protect our brassicas from a huge onslaught of diners even before it gets to our plate.

It seems like everything wants a nibble: rabbits, cabbage fly, moths, butterflies, pigeons, slugs, snails and thats just the tip of the iceberg. Tonight I have started to get ready. The netting to keep rabbits at bay is waiting to be constructed at the allotment so tonight I have sat and cut out lino circles.

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So far 21 have been made. Now I have no objections in making collars for our cabbages but I draw the line to a full suit. Now I just need to get them around the brassicas and then mount a 24 hour guard against all other predators otherwise we will be eating cabbage stuffed rabbits and pigeons.

STOP THE PRESS! What is happening to the weather, I want to get my brassicas in but wind, frost and hail are scuppering me. Scrap the collars I’m now making full rain coats for them.

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