[permaculture] Nasturtiums and Brassicas
diebrand at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 30 15:26:07 EST 2008
I hope you get my messages unscrambled.
To sow nasturtiums is one way of attracting the white butterflies away from the brassicas. I normally have a lot of trouble keeping the white butterflies and caterpillars off the brassicas. I have only tried sowing nasturtiums near the brassicas once, but it did seem to be quite effective. I think that if the nasturtiums and the brassicas are so close to each other that their leaves touch, the caterpillars might move over to the brassicas though. Our land is all sloping and the butterflies usually come flying down the hill. I try to intercept the butterflies by planting the nasturtium a little above the brassicas.
--- On Tue, 12/30/08, Golden Love <goldenlove at cruzio.com> wrote:
> From: Golden Love <goldenlove at cruzio.com>
> Subject: [permaculture] Nasturtiums and Brassicas
> To: "'permaculture'" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 2:55 PM
> In a video about butterflies, some entomologists mentioned
> how White Cabbage
> Butterflies are attracted to Nasturtiums. I have some
> Nasturtiums near my
> cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, etc. plants and wondered if
> I should remove
> them. The vegetables are being eaten by caterpillars.
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