This summer I grew a small variety of vegetables
- spinach, chard, pak choi, chinese leaves, etc. I also 'companion planted' nasturtium in the plot - apparently this attracts the butterflies, and hence keeps them away from your veg..
Well, the nasturtium attracted the butterflies for sure! They were teaming
with Red Admiral caterpillars! I tried to remove them, but it was too difficult to keep up! In the meantime, other caterpillars were ravaging
Have you ever had great
success with companion planting??
Have you ever grown a member of the brassica
family without being bothered by caterpillars?
What's your secret??
I'm ordering some seed catalogues, so would appreciate your companion planting secrets
That is, successes you have actually had, not just ones you have read about, I'm not convinced they all work...