Never mind just eat the caterpillars – a very green source of protein!
Too late I’m afraid, as I unselfishly fed them to the chicken (singular at the moment) 😉
I have some that look just like that, I tell my children we are sharing and to try and find the best bits for us, its the poop that puts me off though!
I know just what you mean – I picked round the holes in some spinach leaves the other day
Great minds think alike this week – but at least mine only eats heather!
Now what sort of caterpillars eat heather?!
It is an Emperor moth Caterpillar.
I came home to find my newly planted broccoli with just the same problem, the wasps aren’t being so cooperative this year.
Oh, what a shame 😦 Here, the kale was fine before we went to Glasgow but holey when we got back – silly me didn’t think of the culprits still being there, and now they are bigger and hungrier!
The only satisfaction I get is to feed them to the chickens. Ultimate recycling. 🙂
haha – that’s where mine went too! 🙂
Are these caterpillars Monarchs?
Sorry, not sure – but probably just cabbage whites….
These are not Monarch caterpillars.
Yuch! They’ve attacked ours too! Hopefully they will grow through the infestation, as before, but ours have not been planted long, so were still quite small. Fingers xd!
Sounds a good idea – I am sure mine would grow again if I did…
It was looking so good….. 😦
All I can say is: Bon appetit 😉
They did indeed have a good appetite, along with all their brothers and sisters!
Ouch, that really hurts. I would think that all that fiber would really cause some problems for these little critters.
Well they do leave a lot of excrement about… 😉
Those ar going to be some might healthy caterpillars.
I don’t suppose they even realise what a ‘super food’ kale is! 🙂
I have to cover my kale as the cabbage white butterflies use it as host food for their eggs
I should have done that too, Donna, but got complacent, and they moved in when my back was turned…
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