What are the pros? GA Collards beat out others
What are the cons? Harlequin bugs love the leaves
I planted these seeds directly in the ground 7/29/2017. I grew them along side Morris Heading and Yates. I have not seen either of those (2) germinate. Very soon I could see that GA Collards were the winner. I planted some out int the open and cabbage butterflies have skeletonized them and stunted their growth. I put a row cover of Agribon over some about a month after their growth and in spite of the cabbage worms and harlequin bugs they are doing well. Thankfully I used one at a distance for a trap crop. I picked the harlequin bugs off and drowned them in soapy water DAILY which was a real occupation. Now I don't have many harlequins and baby harlequins left! At first I thought the harlequin was a beneficial until I watched how it sucked the life out of my turnip leaves, Tithonia leaves, and later trap crop collard leaves. The trap collard WAS covered with harlequins and their families. I keep a soapy plastic salad container of soapy water under the collard and drown them.
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