We thought we were on to the greatest idea this year. We wanted to have a second crop of cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli. We were so busy with veggies when the first crop was ready, we just didn't get to enjoy them the way we wanted to. It was just a matter of getting everything prepped and frozen for the winter months.
Since we started everything from seed over the winter, we would just do it again, right? We loved the idea. We had talked about this previous years, but you can not find any veggie plants for sale after mid-June. So, off we were. Truckin' Man got the seeds started and those little buggers were just growing right along.
We had some perfect weather days, so he even moved them outside to get them some natural sun. It was about that time, I had to take over their care, because the 18 wheels were calling. The day I went into our makeshift greenhouse room and found this, I could have cried!
I immediately assumed one of the cats snuck past us, and got in there and chewed up our beautiful plants.
Nope... Then I found these.... In the end, I picked off 27 cabbage worms from 8 plants!
Apparently in the plants short time outdoors, the cabbage moth found them, and laid some eggs.
I guess there is a reason you don't have second crop cabbage plants around here. Well, without sprinkling them with protection dust anyways!