This is our first year growing Caraflex, or conehead as I call them, cabbages. They are a smaller cabbage than the Farao we usually grow and are supposed to be sweet and mild – perfect for summer. All the seed catalogues agree that this cabbage has good wrapper leaves for insect and sun protection, but none mention that this appears to be the cabbage looper’s favourite cabbage! No wonder there were fewer holes on the Farao cabbages, all the snacking was going on in the Caraflex row.
And it wasn’t just the loopers having a snack, this chap was hiding along the edge of the row staying cool and waiting for its lunch.