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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

Pro­tect­ing bras­si­cas As cauliflow­ers, cab­bages and Brussels sprouts all come to fruition, spend a lit­tle time pro­tect­ing them from frost, pests and dis­eases to make sure your har­vest isn’t dam­aged.

If you haven’t yet net­ted the crops, do the job this month.

As the weather gets colder and less food is avail­able, pi­geons will be in­creas­ingly at­tracted to your crops and can do a lot of dam­age.

Se­cure the net­ting at ground level so the birds don’t get caught up in it. Pro­tect cau­li­flower curds from frost by wrap­ping their leaves over the curds and ty­ing them in place.

And stake tall Brussels sprouts plants which could be in dan­ger of blow­ing over in high winds.

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