I have holey cabbages.
It's because of these little munchkins... Little munching machines they are, delighting in thwarting my attempts to grow a cabbage.
They wouldn't even get into focus for me.
If this had been last year, I would have been running around trying to get rid of them. Mixing up chilli and garlic, spraying like a madwoman, arming up the children and roping them into it too.
But this year... I am zen. Flowing with the river, bending like a reed. This year I have learnt that if the plants are healthy they will survive normal amounts of bug attack, and if they aren't, they'll top it, I'll feed them to the chickens, and grow something else.
I am learning to let go of my vegetables.
And to demonstrate, please look at the photos above and below... above, that's a cabbage, with no leaves remaining as such. That's a letting go cabbage. Image below, hardly a hole in sight. That's keeper cabbage.
Bending like a reed I am.
I am still picking off the caterpillars and throwing them to the chooks though.