So, its that time of year again. I'm planting broccoli seedlings and the white butterflies are ecstatic with joy. For the past few weeks the butterflies have been laying eggs all over my swedes, but I've not seen any caterpillars. I've had the broccoli seedlings around the back on my seed raising table and they've had a few eggs, but also no sign of caterpillars - Where are all the caterpillars??? So, I've planted my broccoli out in the garden today and, just an hour later, they're already covered in eggs.
I would normally cover my broccoli's with nets, but I'm going to leave them a couple of days. If for some reason the caterpillars aren't surviving in my garden at the moment, who cares how many eggs are laid. And if they end up covered in caterpillars, then the nets will be coming out of storage.